Creating Community: Chapter 5

Creating Community: Chapter 5

Bill is an educator, lifelong learner and a proud Bernie’s Book Bank volunteer.His career in education spans more than 15 years including five years as a teacher at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and 12 years at Lake Forest Academy. As a high school teacher at CPS, Bill saw firsthand the dire need for books and […]

Bernie’s Book Bank Wins Blue Hen Award

Bernie’s Book Bank Wins Blue Hen Award

Bernie’s Book Bank has been recognized as a Blue Hen 17&43 award winner. This prestigious award recognizes growing companies founded or led by University of Delaware alumni. Our very own Founder and Chief Advancement Officer, Brian Floriani graduated from the University of Delaware in 1998 with a degree in entomology. “The Blue Hen 17 & […]

Creating Community: Chapter 4

Creating Community: Chapter 4

Every Tuesday at 11 a.m. all-star volunteer Dominique arrives at Bernie’s Book Bank with a bright smile, ready to volunteer. Dominique was first introduced to Bernie’s Book Bank in 2014 when she joined an adult day program after graduating school. She and her group visited Bernie’s Book Bank to volunteer together in the processing center. […]

Bernie’s Book Bank Exhibit on Display at First Bank of Highland Park

Bernie’s Book Bank Exhibit on Display at First Bank of Highland Park

Bernie’s Book Bank is honored to be the featured nonprofit organization on the Ruth Fell Wander Community Art Wall at First Bank of Highland Park throughout the month of October.The community art wall was created in 2002 in memory of First Bank of Highland Park Director, Ruth Fell Wander. The art wall showcases artwork from […]

Drive N’ Dine: Epic Deli

Drive N’ Dine: Epic Deli

Epic Deli* of McHenry is one of the most stylishly unique eateries our Book Team has had the privilege of sampling. Visually, it presents customers with a vibrant graffiti style color scheme peppered with artistic caricatures of monster, food hybrids. It blends pop culture with rock ‘n’ roll décor and hosts retro arcade games as […]

Sponsor A Book

Sponsor A Book

Bernie’s Book Bank is excited to unveil a “Sponsor A Book” program that aims to increase the number of books distributed that feature diverse characters and story lines. Educators will tell you that while all children need books that act as windows to new worlds, books that act as a mirror to a child’s own […]

2019 Astellas Changing Tomorrow Day

2019 Astellas Changing Tomorrow Day

More than 100 Astellas employees stepped away from the office on Wednesday, September 18th to volunteer at Bernie’s Book Bank as part of the 10th annual Changing Tomorrow Day. Changing Tomorrow Day is a series of volunteer events for Astellas employees to donate their time to local nonprofit organizations.Astellas volunteers wasted no time learning the […]

Drive N’ Dine: Algonquin Sub Shop

Drive N’ Dine: Algonquin Sub Shop

Algonquin Sub Shop* of Algonquin is one of the team’s top picks for a delectable sandwich. Algonquin Sub Shop, as seen on Chicago’s best with Brittney Payton, is home to one of the widest and unique sandwich collections the book squad has had the pleasure to select from, and, to date, every option has been […]