Books Like Me

Books Like Me is our ongoing effort to get more diverse books into the hands and homes of the children we serve. This month we kick-off our awareness and fundraising campaign around books featuring characters of all colors and backgrounds.

Work With Us

We’re accepting applications for Administrative Coordinator. Learn more about this full-time position and apply today!

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!

Community Bookshelves

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

Donate Books Anytime

Donate gently-used children’s books near you in one of our outdoor collection bins. Our best-quality books come from your donations. Give your unused kids’ books a new life.

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