Creating a Literature-Rich Culture

Books for Every Child

Every child deserves access to books. The Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank is building a literature-rich culture, one home library at a time.

A book in the hands of a child is a magical thing! Books fuel our imaginations, teach us empathy, and help parents build bonds with their kids. Books increase our vocabularies and encourage academic growth.

Books inspire our dreams and expand our worlds to limitless horizons.


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We’ve distributed 3 million free books to 100,000+ kids in need in Greater Cleveland and continue to distribute 40,000 books per month.
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Our Partners


Partners are the backbone of our work. More than 1,000 organizations distribute our books to the children and families they serve.
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Our Volunteers


Volunteers fuel our operation. More than 6,000 individuals have sorted and packed books for distribution to our partners.
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Our mission is to foster improved literacy and
a love of reading.

We provide free books to children in the Greater Cleveland area through our network of partner organizations who serve kids and families in a variety of capacities.

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