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Community Service

Apply to volunteer at Bernie’s Book Bank

Bernie’s Book Bank works with individuals on a case by case basis toward the completion of their court mandated community service requirement.

If you are interested in volunteering at Bernie’s Book Bank for your court ordered community service, you must indicate this when you create your user profile and wait for approval before signing up for sessions.

Please note:

  • This is an application and does not guarantee approval
  • All court ordered community service must be approved prior to scheduling
  • This application must be completed by the individual requesting service
  • Please answer all questions and complete application in full
  • Applications must be submitted with copies of all supporting court documents detailing the nature of the offense and/or copies of traffic tickets


Contact Director of Volunteer Services, Casey Barbknecht ([email protected])

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Bernie’s Book Bank sources, processes and distributes quality new and gently used children’s books for children throughout Chicagoland who may not own any.