Help us help kids.



  • Sort and box books at the Kids’ Book Bank - individually or as a group - it's fun!
  • Stock our Little Free Libraries.
  • Organize a one-time or ongoing book collection through your church/school/employer. We especially need books for early childhood through 3rd grade and featuring minorities.
  • Organize a read-a-thon at your school or camp to benefit the Kids' Book Bank. We love kids helping kids!
  • Other ideas? Let us know!



Donate Books

Please: Only new or gently-used children’s books. Early childhood, easy readers and books featuring minorities are most needed.


Sponsor a Little Free Library


We can’t keep up with the demand! For a suggested donation of $500 you can sponsor a Little Free Library in a Cleveland neighborhood that we will keep stocked with books for children!




Fund the Kids’ Book Bank

We need your support to keep our doors open so that we can put hundreds of thousands of children’s books in the hands of low-income children.

Thank you for your generosity! Donations are tax-deductible and so appreciated.


I would like to provide 4 books for:

       100 new moms and their babies  ...................$100

       every child in 10 preschools ..........................$250

       every child in an elementary school ..............$500

       every child at a community center ...............$1000

       every child in a school district .....................$2500

       A gift at any level is appreciated!


Help with our Wish List



Printing services

Thick black Sharpie markers

3" wide packing tape and tape guns

Paper towels

Wet wipes to clean books

Blank white labels (address size or larger)

Postage stamps



Cases of water bottles


Name tags

Thin latex gloves



We especially need books for early childhood through 3rd grade

and featuring minorities.

Donate today and become a Founding Member of the Kids' Book Bank!


Exciting News!

We've distributed 765,262 amazing
children's books since March 1, 2016!


Thank you to our many volunteers and

our partner, Discover Books.

Our Mission


To foster improved literacy and a love of reading by providing free books to children in need.

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Cleveland Kids' Book Bank is a 501(c)3 and your donation is tax-deductible.


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 Website design by Sabrina Spangler © 2016

Judy Payne, Co-Founder/Executive Director                                           Judi Kovach, Co-Founder/Chair