Book Donation Update: Please bring your children’s book donations Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon to our Lake Bluff Processing Center (side door). You can also donate your books at one of our 120+ book drop locations across Chicagoland, find a book drop location near you. Additionally, we’re hosting One Day Book Drives throughout the Chicagoland area. Learn more.

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

  • 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 provide vital variety to the book bags we distribute. 
  • 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.

Need a receipt for books you donated to Bernie’s Book Bank? Receive one here. 

Donate Children's Books

Bernie’s Book Bank accepts new and gently used children’s books (birth-6th grade reading level). Learn more about what books we can and cannot accept. 

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.