Why donate your books to Bernie’s Book Bank?

  • Bernie’s Book Bank does not buy books. We believe in read, reuse, recycle! Adult books get “passed along” all the time. Why not children’s books?
  • The books you donate to Bernie’s Book Bank become part of a long-term, sustainable effort aimed at providing children with quality, advancing levels of books.
  • The books you donate are processed and ready for redistribution within five days.
  • We don’t give children one book or two books. We give them entire libraries of books. So every ONE book donated becomes SIX books upon distribution.
  • Books are delivered directly into the hands of at-risk children to take home and enjoy forever.
  • The collection, processing and distribution of gently used, outgrown and new children’s books to those in need is our only focus!

Contact us for a large pickup. Call 847-780-READ (7323) or email [email protected]


Bernie’s Book Bank is proud to have a network of exclusive Book Drop Network Partners — local business people who believe in our mission and serve as year-round collection locations for your gently used children’s books. Stop in any time during their normal business hours, drop off your books, and tell them thanks from us! Click on a pushpin to view the name, location, phone number and hours of operation.

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