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Organize A Book Drive

Hosting a book drive for Bernie’s Book Bank is fun, meaningful and easy to do!

Why host a Bernie’s Book Bank book drive?

  • There is no cost
  • It is easy to plan and execute
  • You will have an impact on local underserved children
  • It is a great opportunity for team building and leadership
  • You and/or your group have the option to volunteer following the book drive to see the full impact of your donation

Organizing a book drive is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3: 

  1. Pick your dates: We recommend a length of two weeks, including two weekends, for your book drive. For a large community effort, a longer drive might be more successful. Keep in mind, Bernie’s Book Bank needs 2-3 weeks’ notice prior to the desired start date of your drive.
  2. Choose a group and location: You can host a book drive as an individual or with your corporation, school, civic or religious group, sports team, etc. Please make sure to get permission to place collection bins in your desired location prior to the start of your drive.
  3. Set a goal: Make it meaningful and reach for the highest number you can!
    • For a goal of 1,500 books or less, we can provide you with a PDF flyer to help advertise your book drive.
    • For a goal of 1,500 books or more, we can provide you with collection bins, signs and posters. We can also deliver all materials to you before the book drive and pick them up at the conclusion of the drive.

Please check this page for updates on when it is safe to host book drives again, thanks for your support!

Double Your Impact

Celebrate a successful book drive by volunteering with us! We house 18 weekly volunteer sessions, Monday through Saturday. Volunteer opportunities are not available at this time.

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New Trier Township collects books for Bernie’s Book Bank.