Help us help kids.



  • Sort and box books at the Kids’ Book Bank - individually or as a group - it's fun!
  • Stock our Little Free Libraries.
  • Organize a one-time or ongoing book collection through your church/school/employer. We especially need books for early childhood through 3rd grade and featuring minorities.
  • Organize a read-a-thon at your school or camp to benefit the Kids' Book Bank. We love kids helping kids!
  • Other ideas? Let us know!



Run a Book Drive

Donate Books


Please: Only new or gently-used children’s books. Early childhood, easy readers and books featuring minorities are most needed.


Support the Kids’ Book Bank

Your donation helps keep our doors open and keeps hundreds of thousands of books flowing to Cleveland-area kids—some of whom don't own a single book.


Your gift makes an impact! For every $1 you donate, we can provide 4 books to a child. Give now to provide books to


       100 new moms & babies ..........................$100

       All kids in 10 preschools ..........................$250

       All kids in an elementary school ..............$500

       All kids in a community center ...............$1000

       All kids in a school district .....................$2500


       A gift at any level is appreciated!




Sponsor a Little Free Library


Little Free Libraries—those cute, birdhouse-type structures you see in local neighborhoods—are consistently in need of restocking. You can adopt a Little Free Library and keep it stocked with books (ours or yours). Or, for a suggested donation of $500, you can sponsor a new Little Free Library in a Cleveland neighborhood that we will keep stocked with books! Specify "Little Free Library" in the donation special instructions.





Exciting News!

We've distributed more than 1,000,000 amazing children's books since March 1, 2016!


Thank you to our many volunteers and

our partner, Discover Books.

Our Mission


To foster improved literacy and a love of reading by providing free books to children in need.

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Cleveland Kids' Book Bank is a 501(c)3 and your donation is tax-deductible.


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Judy Payne, Co-Founder/Executive Director                                           Judi Kovach, Co-Founder/Chair