SUMMER HOURS: We will close at 3pm on Fridays through Labor Day.

Books Like Me

Did You Know?

84% of the children we serve are Black or Latinx. But only 4% of books donated for distribution feature diverse characters. Help us bridge this gap and support Books Like Me!

Donate Books Near You

New books bins are in place and ready for your donations in Parma, Lyndhurst, Richfield, Shaker Heights, and South Euclid. Click below for details and all donation locations.

Run a Book Drive

We distribute up to 45,000 books per month, and our need for good-quality, used children’s books is endless. You can help!

Volunteer With Us

We distribute 30,000 books a month and can’t do it without our volunteers. Sort and pack books at our warehouse or help distribute books at off-site events.

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.


We’ve distributed 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 1,500 organizations distribute our books to the children and families they serve.

Our Volunteers


Volunteers fuel our operation. More than 9,500 individuals have sorted and packed books for distribution to our partners.

three boys sitting on a couch sharing a book

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.