How can I give books to a public school class?
Click on give. You will see three different ways to give books: by searching for a particular book, by browsing requests from teachers, or by browsing book categories. After you have chosen the book you wish to give, you will be able to pay for it through PayPal by using your credit card or your PayPal account. We will have it shipped directly to the school.
Can I give a book that is not requested by the teachers on BookMentors?
Yes. If you wish to give a book that has not been requested by a teacher, it will be posted as an offer. We will notify you if a teacher decides to request the book you offered, so that you can fulfill the request.
What is an offer?
An offer is made by you (the donor) that informs the teacher that you are ready to donate a specified number of copies of a book when a matching request comes up on BookMentors. An offer has two purposes: it allows you to actively participate in BookMentors by letting teachers know the books you care about and are eager to donate to schools, and it allows you to donate a different amount of books than requested. For example, a teacher might request thirty copies of a book, but you may be prepared to only donate three. You can post an offer for just three copies. Making an offer enables you to be a bookmentor by suggesting and informing teachers about the children's books that you believe will enrich their students' lives.
How do I post an offer?
Whenever you give books not currently requested by a teacher in the BookMentors system, you post your donation in the form of an offer. To make an offer, click "Give" on the homepage. On the search screen, enter the information about the book you want to offer.
You may find existing teacher requests for the book you want to give, so you can choose to fulfill a request instead of making an offer. But you may find that there are no teacher requests for your book or too many copies requested, so specify the number of copies you want to donate and BookMentors will publish your offer.
What if the book I want to give is not available on BookMentors?
Click on "Give" or "Request" button on the homepage. Type in the book title you wish to suggest. Click the Suggest for inclusion" button. We will email you if we are able to include the book in BookMentors' list.
I see a book on BookMentors--can I give it to a public school class ?
Yes. Click on the book's cover to be taken to the book's page from which you can "Donate" the book, by clicking the donate button.