To the many people – from donors to volunteers – who have embraced our vision,

we wouldn't be where we are without your help.  Together we are going to inspire a

city of readers.

Our heartfelt thanks,


                        Judy and Judi


Judy Payne                                                 Judi Kovach

Co-Founder & Executive Director            Co-Founder & Chair

jpayne@kidsbookbank.org                        jkovach@kidsbookbank.org


Staff: Leslie Mazzola

Volunteer/Operations Coordinator



Board of Directors


Judi Kovach, Co-Founder & Chair – Retired, Progressive Insurance

Ray Kappenhagen, Treasurer – Retired Director of Finance, Cuyahoga Valley

Scenic Railroad; 40 years of nonprofit finance experience

Margaret Bernstein – Director of Advocacy and Community Initiatives, WKYC

Deena Epstein – Retired Senior Program Officer, The George Gund Foundation

Ed George – Field Technology Specialist for a major transportation and business

services corporation

Ellen Mattingly – Retired HR Director – North America, RAND Corporation

Ron Soeder – President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland

Judy Williams – VP Finance and Administration, Elsons International

Judy Payne – Co-Founder & Executive Director, Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank



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


Exciting News!

We've distributed 380,177 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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Judy Payne, Co-Founder/Executive Director                                           Judi Kovach, Co-Founder/Chair