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Donate Books

Chances are, you either have children’s books you aren’t using or know someone who does. Please consider donating them to Bernie’s Book Bank.


  • Bernie’s Book Bank: Bernie’s Book Bank is open for book donations Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please bring large book donations to the side door by the dock and ring the doorbell for assistance.
  • Book Drop Locations: Find a book drop location close to you.
  • Have 500+ books? We’ll pick them up! Contact us to schedule a pick-up.
    • Books should be packaged in boxes no larger than the size of a banker’s box.
    • Weeded Library books must comply with these guidelines. Please complete this form before packing your books.
  • Dates: Monday – Friday 
  • Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: 917 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff, IL 60044
  • Details: For large donations, please go to the side door of Bernie’s Book Bank by the dock and ring the doorbell. A team member will open the door and assist you with your book donation.

    Need a receipt for books donated to Bernie’s Book Bank?


    Bring your gently used books to our facility!

    You can also donate books when you come to volunteer. Volunteering is a great way to gain first-hand experience of what happens to books after they are donated.

    Have more than 500 books?

    We’ll pick them up! Contact us for a large pickup. Weeded library books must adhere to the following guidelines.