Barnes & Noble 2023 Holiday Book Drive Delivery to Dallas ISD Announced

Dallas, TX (December 11, 2023) – The Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive at the Lincoln Park location, which began on November 1, concluded on December 8th. Customers have had the opportunity to donate books to support the Dallas Education Foundation’s mission to accelerate literacy at Dallas ISD.

This year, thanks to the generous contributions of customers, we’ve collected an impressive array of books to enrich the educational experience of Dallas ISD students. We are pleased to announce that the book delivery to Dallas ISD will take place on December 12, 2023, between 8:30-9:30 am at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Arts Academy, located at 1817 Warren Ave, Dallas, TX 75215. The event will be graced by esteemed participants from Barnes & Noble, the Dallas Education Foundation, MLK Jr. Arts Academy, School Leadership, and Early Learning.

“We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our community. It’s heartwarming to see so many individuals contributing to the academic growth and literacy of our students. We eagerly anticipate the joy and learning these books will bring to the children of Dallas ISD,” expressed Mita Havlick, Executive Director, Dallas Education Foundation.

The Dallas Education Foundation remains dedicated to inspiring community investment to accelerate student success in Dallas ISD. Through strategic initiatives, the DEF has granted over $5 million in the past three years to benefit students, teachers, and schools, focusing on vital areas such as early learning and literacy.

The Dallas Independent School District, serving over 141,000 students, continues to offer a blend of innovative and choice programs, fostering academic and social-emotional development, making it a top choice for families in North Texas.

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About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, a leading retailer of content, digital media, and educational products, is committed to supporting local communities through various initiatives, including the annual Holiday Book Drive. Last year, over 485,000 books were donated to charitable organizations across the country, demonstrating the company’s dedication to literacy and community engagement.

About Dallas Education Foundation

The Dallas Education Foundation (DEF) is a registered 501(c)(3) and serves as the direct and designated philanthropic partner of Dallas ISD. With a mission to inspire community investment to accelerate student success, our vision is a galvanized community whose resources support the transformative work that makes Dallas ISD the preferred choice for families across North Texas.

Aligning with the district’s strategic initiatives, DEF has granted more than $5 million over the last three years for the benefit of our Dallas ISD students, teachers, and schools, focusing on economic mobility by supporting early learning, advancing literacy, driving post-secondary success, and catalyzing our educators. To learn more, go to and follow us @dallasedfound on Facebook, X, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

About Dallas ISD

The Dallas Independent School District is continually preparing its more than 141,000 students for college or a career. The district offers a competitive mix of innovative programs, choice programs and instructional initiatives that support the increased academic achievement and the social and emotional development of its students. To learn more, visit