How can you support Bernie’s Book Bank’s mission to increase book ownership among under-served children throughout Chicagoland?

  • Donate Books: Give your children’s books a second life! We collect all new and gently used children’s books for birth through 6th grade readers. Drop off your extras or host a book drive and we will pick them up.
  • Organize a book drive; collect books for under-served children from community members. Contact Carol for more details.
  • Volunteer during one of our 18 weekly sessions. Come solo or organize a group to sort, sticker & pack books.
  • Donate $12 to provide quality books for a year for one child; $72 provides for 6 children.
  • Encourage children to hold a bake sale or lemonade stand to benefit Bernie’s Book Bank.
  • Shop AmazonSmile and select Bernie’s Book Bank as your beneficiary.
  • Host an Event: Celebrate your next milestone, mitzvah, wedding or corporate meeting in our event space! Host up to 300 guests while supporting Bernie’s Book Bank’s mission to increase book ownership. Learn more
  • Attend Book Lovers’ Events – North Shore, Birdies & Books, Book Lovers City Lunch or a Bernie’s Book Bank partner event.

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Your book donation helped support the message that reading is for pleasure.  This morning our school pounced on the excitement from the students and hosted a school wide DEAR time. (Drop Everything and Read) Honestly, you could hear a pin drop and the smiles were absolutely delightful.

Patricia Fortune

Literacy Coach, Burbank School