BOOKS DISTRIBUTED SINCE 2009
ratio of books per child in low-income neighborhoods
low-income homes that do not have children’s books
students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare
Quality Books Distributed
Years of Books
Who we are
Bernie’s Book Bank is one of Chicago’s largest literacy programs. Through our children’s literacy initiative, we process and distribute quality new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland.
What we value
Moving children from poverty to gaining knowledge through reading which enables a legitimate pursuit of happiness.
Why we do it
We believe that books and reading are both the vehicle and the road to a better life.
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