Our warehouse/office will be CLOSED this Thursday, July 18, due to a scheduled water main repair.

Staff will be working remotely and can be reached by email. General inquiries can be sent to info@kidsbookbank.org.

Partners who have a pick-up scheduled on Thursday should come during their scheduled window to pick-up their orders.

East vs. West

Our 2nd annual East side vs. West side Book Drive Challenge is underway! Donate books during July to push your side of town to victory—plus help us meet our goal of 50,000 books donated in July. Click below for current standings.

Books Like Me

Books Like Me is our ongoing effort to get more books featuring characters of all colors and backgrounds into the hands and home of the children we serve, so they can see themselves in the books they read and own.

Donate Books Anytime

Donate gently-used children’s books near you in one of our outdoor collection bins. Give your unused kids’ books a new life with a local child who will love to own them!

Community Bookshelves

Bookshelves stocked with free books are in place at 20 recreation, wellness, and community centers in the city.

Run a Book Drive

Our need for good-quality used children’s books is endless. Consider running a book drive at your school, business, or place of worship. Or run an online book drive!

Watch Our Video

Watch a short video about the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank and how you can help us have an impact in our community.

Our Mission

The mission of the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank is to foster literacy and a love of reading by distributing free books to children in need through collaboration with community partners.

The Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank is working to ensure all kids in Greater Cleveland have books to build their own home libraries.

A book in the hands of a child is a magical thing! Reading fuels imaginations, teaches empathy, supports academic achievement, and helps parents build bonds with their kids.


We’ve distributed 4.4 million free books to 100,000+ kids in need in Greater Cleveland and continue to distribute 45,000 books per month.

Our Partners


Partners are the backbone of our work. More than 1,700 partners distribute our books to the children and families they serve.

Our Volunteers


Volunteers fuel our operation. More than 11,000 individuals have sorted and packed books for distribution to our partners.