Our School Book Drive Program is free, fun and we take care of all the details!

We provide everything you need:

  • No cost and no additional work for staff
  • Pick up of all books collected – at the end of your drive and during it, when requested
  • Posters, professionally produced
  • Promotional flyers to be sent home and /or the promotional PDF to be used electronically
  • Collection bins that are sturdy, attractive and easy-to-use
  • Easel signage, professionally produced

Give your students a great service learning opportunity that teaches them about:

  • Goal setting
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication

Have classrooms compete against each other, and try to beat the current record for most number of books collected from one school set by Roosevelt Elementary in Park Ridge (13,037 books!).

Ready to get started? Contact Carol Collier, Used Book Acquisition Specialist at 847-780-READ (7323) or [email protected] 

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Organize a group to collect books for children who don’t have any.

Is Your School Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteering at Bernie’s Book Bank with your students is a great way to give back! We host students of all ages and abilities.

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