Your guide to a successful children’s book drive.

So you’ve decided to host a book drive to collect children’s books for the Chicagoland children Bernie’s Book Bank serves. Great! How do you get started?

Hosting a book drive is easier than ever when you use the digital toolkits below to guide you. Inside each toolkit you’ll find unique ways to spread the word, tips and tricks for success, a sample schedule to use as a guide and much more. You’ll have everything you need to reach your book drive goal.

Choose your custom toolkit from the options below: 

Questions? Contact Carol Collier, Used Book Acquisition Specialist at 847-780-READ (7323) or [email protected].

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Give your books a new home with an under-served Chicagoland child. 


Use social media to help promote your book drive. Need some tips on how to make the most of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube? Take a look at our social media toolkit.