Why donate your books to Bernie’s Book Bank?

  • Bernie’s Book Bank does not buy books. We believe in read, reuse, recycle! Adult books get “passed along” all the time. Why not children’s books?
  • The books you donate to Bernie’s Book Bank become part of a long-term, sustainable effort aimed at providing children with quality, advancing levels of books.
  • The books you donate are processed and ready for redistribution within five days.
  • We don’t give children one book or two books. We give them entire libraries of books. So every ONE book donated becomes SIX books upon distribution.
  • Books are delivered directly into the hands of at-risk children to take home and enjoy forever.
  • The collection, processing and distribution of gently used, outgrown and new children’s books to those in need is our only focus!


We accept all new and gently used children’s books for birth through 6th grade level.
Please NO textbooks, workbooks or reference material.

Contact us for a pickup of 500 books or more. Call 847-780-READ (7323) or email [email protected]


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