Books change lives.


Kids need books to learn - and to feed their imagination.

Together we can create a city of readers.









Help put books into the hands of

Cleveland children in need.



Reading is critical to ensure success in school and in life.

But two-thirds of low-income families don’t own a single children’s book.



We distribute our books through...

agencies that teach parents and caregivers to read with

their children.

Little Free Libraries.


schools, pediatricians,

childcare centers &

after-school programs



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.


 Website design by Sabrina Spangler © 2016

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