Books For Buckets Returns

Books For Buckets Returns

Rose Pest Solutions and Northwestern Athletics have teamed up again to support Bernie’s Book Bank as a part of the Books for Buckets program. Throughout 2018-19 season Rose Pest Solutions donated 12 children’s books for every three-point basket the Northwestern Men’s Basketball team made. In total, 5,200 books were donated. Looking ahead to the 2019-20 […]

Back-to-School Book Donations

Back-to-School Book Donations

Back-to-school season is on the mind. Talk of how fast summer went and how people can’t believe it’s already the end of August is coupled with a lengthy list of all things to do before the school year is in full swing. As you start the process of clearing gently used books from the shelves […]

Drive N’ Dine: Papa Marcos

Drive N’ Dine: Papa Marcos

Papa Marcos* is a family-owned gem of a Mediterranean style eatery located in downtown Waukegan. Their top-notch service delivers on their mission to provide an informal dining experience that makes people feel at home. Papa Marcos serves up everything from Chicago style sandwiches to their specialty, Middle East cuisine. This Bernie’s Book Bank driver frequents […]

Volunteer Downtown at Macy’s

Volunteer Downtown at Macy’s

Bernie’s Book Bank is heading downtown August 26-30 for a unique volunteer opportunity at Macy’s on State Street in Chicago. Gather friends, family, and coworkers for this convenient opportunity to give back to Chicagoland children without the hassle of leaving the city. There are 3 volunteer sessions scheduled daily to accommodate your busy schedule. Session […]

Drive N’ Dine: Antioch Pizza Shop

Drive N’ Dine: Antioch Pizza Shop

Antioch Pizza Shop* of Antioch is yet another esteemed stop for the Bernie’s Book Bank team. With humble beginnings of a shared recipe by friends, this easygoing nearby pizza joint has grown into a local crave haven. Their top-notch pizza is dressed with the freshest natural ingredients without skimping on portions. A wide variety of […]

Drive N’ Dine: Luke’s of Lake Bluff

Drive N’ Dine: Luke’s of Lake Bluff

Luke’s of Lake Bluff* is a fellow Lake Bluff establishment. This family restaurant takes pride in its motto, “We don’t serve fast food, we serve good food fast,” and we can’t help but agree! As well as having one of the widest menu selections around, they also host a kindly staff committed to quality eats […]

A Note-Worthy Story: Bill Nixon

A Note-Worthy Story: Bill Nixon

His name is Bill Nixon. If you have ever stepped foot into the processing center of Bernie’s Book Bank, you have seen him. Alright, maybe you haven’t seen him. But you have definitely heard him. It is the voice that many volunteers hear before, during and after their shift in the processing center. But where […]

Drive n’ Dine: Jay’s Beef

Drive n’ Dine: Jay’s Beef

Jay’s Beef of Harwood Heights is one of a plethora of Italian Beef joints found in the Chicagoland area. However, this long-time family run restaurant’s mouthwatering array of hotdogs, sausage beef combos, cheese fries, poppers, cheese puffs and tamales set it apart from the competition. The always delicious Wunder Bar is another signature menu item that makes Jay’s […]

Drive n’ Dine

Drive n’ Dine

Collection and distribution, led by our team of drivers, are key components in executing Bernie’s Book Bank mission to increase book ownership among at-risk Chicagoland children. With 6 counties served, our humble team of 6 drivers log approximately 63,000 miles each year.The journey of the books that go through Bernie’s Book Bank is one that […]

2019 Printers Row Lit Fest

2019 Printers Row Lit Fest

The Printers Row Lit Fest took over Dearborn street for the 35th year, lining it with vibrant green tents that housed the diverse works of over 100 booksellers. The 2019 festival continued the tradition of being the largest free outdoor literary showcase in the Midwest, granting book lovers nationwide the opportunity to further explore and […]