THE NEXT CHAPTER
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.
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.
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 donorswho contribute to THE NEXT CHAPTER.
Our new book processing center will accommodate 125 volunteers at a time and enable us to process 4 MILLION+ books per year.
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!
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.
Bernie’s Book Bank is a registered 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 27-0914453)