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Are your children growing up? Do you have children’s books that your family never reads anymore? Spring is the perfect time to dust off those bookshelves and donate your new or gently-used children’s books! Visit this page to find out more about where to drop off your book donations.

Thank you to the Buffalo Grove Countryside for recommending us as just one place to donate some spring cleaning items. Check out the article by Susan Dubin below!

“Hooray, spring is finally here! And you know what that means: spring cleaning! For some reason, we all feel the need to purge items in our houses at this time of year and many of us will end up with at least a few piles that say “donate.” Hence, I’ve gathered a list of worthy places that will accept your donations. And since it’s often hard to find places that take furniture donations, I’ve included those, too.

If you’re someone that has gently used children’s books you no longer use, consider donating to Bernie’s Book Bank ( or 847-780-7323) located in Lake Forest. According to their website, “Bernie’s Book Bank facilitates the collection, processing and redistribution of new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland.” “Bernie’s Book Bank has certain times you can just walk in and donate books,” says my friend, Buffalo Grove resident and Bernie’s Book Bank expert Amy Stewart…”

Read the rest here!

Organizing a book drive is another way to collect books to donate! Visit this page for more information, or contact Rosie Paparella at [email protected]

Happy Spring, everyone!