Thank you for helping us collect, process and distribute more than 4 MILLION quality books in just over 5 years!

Thank you for helping us serve more
than 110,000 at-risk children annually!

You have done such a good job, we need more space to meet our goal of serving all at-risk children in Chicagoland with 12 quality books per year.

And so, the Next Chapter of our mission begins:
we are expanding to a new location
by the end of 2015.

New facility outside

Our new home at 917 North Shore Drive in Lake Bluff is a 35,000 square foot facility – more than 7 times our current location – and features a large processing center, flexible event space, exhibit space and storage for 700 pallets of books.

 We are just a few minutes from Hwy. 41 or 294. There are many restaurants and stores nearby.

Just a few minutes from our current location, our expanded location is between Hwy. 41 and 294, just southeast of Rte. 176 and Waukegan Rd.


We are more than half-way to our fundraising goal,
but need your help to get there!

Help us expand our mission and change the lives of local children.

We have a mural in our new home
which will include the names of donors
who contribute to THE NEXT CHAPTER.

New facility processing center

Our new book processing center will accommodate 125 volunteers at a time and enable us to process 4 MILLION+ books per year.

New facilty front desk

 You’ll be welcomed into a space that features a dynamic educational children’s book exhibit for all ages. Bernie’s Bazaar will feature an expanded selection of gear for purchase with a donation – allowing you to express your support for our mission!

new facility meeting space

A flexible event space will be available for corporate groups, workshops, community events and parties.  The space will feature a full caterer’s kitchen and audio/visual equipment.

Expanded capabilities

Bernie’s Book Bank is a registered 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 27-0914453)

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