One Day Book Drop Events

Date Time Location Address
October 22nd 10 AM – 2 PM Bernie’s Book Bank 917 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff, IL 60044
October 24th 10 AM – 2 PM Village Bank and Trust 950 W Touhy Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068
November 7th 12 PM – 4 PM Barnes & Noble 901 N Milwaukee Ave Suite #500, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

We can accept new and gently used children’s books (birth-6th grade reading level). Please NO textbooks, dictionaries, activity books, coloring books, reference material, or religious books.

Why donate your children’s books to Bernie’s Book Bank?

  • We don’t give children one book or two books. We give them entire libraries of books. So every ONE book donated becomes part of TWELVE books per year for 12 years.
  • The children’s books you donate to Bernie’s Book Bank become part of a long-term, sustainable effort aimed at providing children with quality, progressive levels of books.
  • The children’s books you donate are processed by our volunteers and delivered directly into the hands of under-served children to take home and enjoy forever.
  • The sourcing, processing and distribution of gently used, outgrown and new children’s books to those in need is our only focus!

Need a receipt for books you donated at a book drop location? Receive one here. 

Host A Book Drive

Support more under-served children with a book drive.
We supply the posters, bins, pick-up and advice to make every book drive successful!

Yesterday my kids received free books from your foundation and they were very thrilled. They began reading on the way home. I simply would like to express my sincere gratitude for your great deed. Sometimes as parents we have money issues and can’t purchase from places like “scholastics” and it was great to see them so happy with their books.

A Greenbriar School Parent

Every child should be able to read their way to a better life.