Pajama Drive

The Dover Library is participating in Scholastic’s 13th Annual Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive! For every pair of pajamas donated, Scholastic Book Clubs will donate a brand-new book to Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that provides pajamas, books, and resources to families in need in order to promote healthy sleep.

Pajama donations can be brought to the Kids Space Desk any time that the Library is open between now and November 30.

What is the Pajama Drive?
The Pajama Drive is offered through Scholastic Book Clubs and aims to teach children the value of giving along with the power of reading. Classrooms and organizations have collected and donated more than 850,000 pajamas since 2009.

What is Pajama Program?
Pajama Program is a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports a comforting bedtime routine to children. Pajama Program has more than 4,000 community based partnerships across the United States.

Who are the pajamas and books helping?
The pajamas and books are helping children facing adversity throughout the country.

What is a Pajama Program Community Partner?
A licensed shelter, group home, foster care agency, or other community-based organization serving children.

Do the pajamas have to be new?
Yes. For health and safety, federal guidelines require that pajamas must be new.

How do we make sure books are donated by Scholastic?
Once donations are set to be delivered, Pajama Program will send a matching set of Scholastic books from their national distribution center.

Will you still accept pajamas after the deadline?
Scholastic encourages everyone to complete their drive and report their total by a certain date. Our drive will be over on November 30 and we will not be collecting pajamas after this date.