About Book Wagon

Book Wagon began in November 2006 with one old red Radio Flyer and 50 books. Since then, at least once a month and often twice, Book Wagon volunteers fill two boxes of books for children between the ages of 5-13: one box is filled with picture books, the other with chapter books. The boxes are loaded into a red (now newer) wagon and brought to one of the nine Salt Lake County housing sites*. Fashioned after the Book Mobile of our youth, volunteers encourage each child to choose up to two books to take home, but rather than borrowing, they get to keep the books as their own. Since Book Wagon's inception, over 1200 books have landed in the hands of nearly 350 children.

*Book Wagon is a Housing Opportunities, Inc. program. Housing Opportunities, Inc. is a 50I(c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides supportive services to the residents of nine low-income family housing sites in Salt Lake County, which are owned and managed by the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake.