2 out of 3 low-income kids don't own a single book. The Cleveland Kids' Book Bank is changing that.

“By putting books into the hands of our community’s children, the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank has opened the door for them to learn, to imagine, and to begin creating their future.

Their work has impacted not only the children but also helped deepen the bond between children and their parents, strengthening the family and creating an environment where they are learning together.”

Kathleen Hallissey, The Cleveland Foundation

Girl reading a book from the Cleveland Kids' Book Bank
Our Reach

Impact

Since opening in 2016, we’ve distributed more than 2 million free books to 100,000+ kids in need in Greater Cleveland and continue to distribute 60,000 books per month.
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Partners at the Kids' Book Bank

Partners

Partners are the backbone of our work. More than 1,000 organizations distribute our books to the children and families they serve in low-income neighborhoods.
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Volunteering at the Kids' Book Bank

Volunteers

Volunteers fuel our operation. More than 6,000 individuals have sorted and packed books for distribution to our partners. Join us in making a difference.
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Our mission is to foster improved literacy and a love of reading.

We provide free books—more than 2 million and counting—to children in need in the Greater Cleveland area through our network of partner organizations who serve kids and families in low-income areas.

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