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Packers Wives Chair 30th Annual Give-A-Kid-A-Book Campaign

The Friends of the Brown County Library announce and introduce five Green Bay Packers wives as the spokespersons for their 30th annual Give-A-Kid-A-Book campaign.  Molly Crosby, wife of place kicker Mason Crosby; Aiyda Cobb, wife of wide receiver, Randall Cobb; Natalie Montgomery, wife of defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery; Diane Philbin, wife of Offensive Coordinator, Joe Philbin; and Jessica McCarthy, wife of Head Coach Mike McCarthy lead the campaign that asks individuals, families, businesses, churches, schools, clubs and organizations for the donation of new books that are given as holiday gifts for local children in low-income families. Thousands of books are distributed through the Salvation Army’s Holiday Assistance program in Green Bay and through other community programs throughout Brown County that serve at-risk youth and promote year-round reading.

The Give-A-Kid-A-Book campaign, organized by the Friends of the Brown County Library, will kick-off in the children’s department of the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Downtown Green Bay, on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Also at the kickoff will be fifth grade students from Ft. Howard Elementary School who will talk about why books are important to them and a representative from the Brown County Community Women’s Club who will present a donation that supports the campaign.

Book collection sites are located at Nicolet National Banks in the greater Green Bay area, all Brown County Libraries and at various other locations throughout the community.  The Reader’s Loft (2069 Central Court, Green Bay) offers a discount on books purchased for Give-A-Kid-A-Book.

Books may also be purchased at Barnes & Noble and donated directly to the campaign at the store.  A book fair benefiting Give-A-Kid-A-Book is scheduled at the store on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Diane Philbin will present story time at 1:00 p.m.


Businesses and organizations wishing to serve as a collection site may pick up a collection box at any library during regular library hours.


Needed are new, unwrapped books for children – babies through age 18.  Books can be dropped off at any collection site by December 10.  Financial donations are also accepted and will be used to purchase additional books. Checks should be made payable to “Friends of the Brown County Library: GAKAB,” and mailed to 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301-5194.  For more details about the campaign, visit

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