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Our mission is possible because of the help and dedication from volunteers like you!

We value your time: When you volunteer for Bernie’s Book Bank, it is our goal to ensure that you receive much MORE than you give. We encourage individuals, families and groups of any size to spend their community service hours sorting and bagging books for us.

  • We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities.
  • The processing center is heated and cooled, but it is a warehouse setting. Please wear closed toe shoes.
Questions?  Please contact: [email protected] or call 847-780-READ (7323).
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Bernie’s Book Bank welcomes individuals, families, social, corporate and civic groups.

You don't have to work in education to know that there are many factors in learning to be a successful reader, but none is as important as having actual access to personal books. Bernie's Book Bank comes walking right into the classrooms on a regular basis and makes the impossible possible for these children.

Jane Vester

Librarian, McCall Elementary School