Run a Book Drive

You’ve got the books we need! We distribute up to 45,000 books per month, and our need for good-quality, used children’s books is endless. Borrow one of our bins and run a book drive.

Meet Our Next Executive Director

Natalie Friedl joins the Kids’ Book Bank as its new Executive Director.

Celebrating 8 Years

February marks our 8th anniversary of giving free books to children in Greater Cleveland! Thank you to our community for the incredible support of our mission of getting free books to kids.

Community Bookshelves

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

Volunteer With Us

Come with a group, your family, or on your own!

Volunteer shifts are open 60 days in advance, and spots are available. Sign up today!

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 4.3 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 10,000 individuals have sorted and packed books for distribution to our partners.