Bernie’s Book Bank, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, is the leading provider of quality books to at-risk children in the Chicagoland area. Since 2009 they have distributed more than 15.2 million books.
We ask that you consider donating new and gently used children’s books (birth-6th grade reading level) during our book drive. Please note, Bernie’s Book Bank does NOT accept activity books, coloring books, dictionaries, textbooks, religious books or foreign language books (dual language is ok).
Your donated books will be given new homes with children who need them. When books arrive at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff they are sorted, stickered and packed by volunteers. Then the books are loaded into a fleet of trucks and carefully delivered to 360,000 underserved children through 900+ distribution partners in six Chicagoland counties.
Owning quality books is critical to reading-readiness and becoming a proficient reader. Your valuable support for Bernie’s Book Bank enables these children to build a home library of quality books so they can read their way to a better life.
Please help us achieve our goal by donating children’s books (birth-6th grade) to inner-city children this Christmas. Books can be purchased for $3 or $6 and donated at the register from now until our drive ends on Nov. 30.