To the many people – from donors to volunteers – who have embraced our vision,

we wouldn't be where we are without your help.  Together we are creating a

city of readers.

Our heartfelt thanks,


                        Judy and Judi


Judy Payne                                                 Judi Kovach

Co-Founder & Executive Director            Co-Founder & Chair

jpayne@kidsbookbank.org                        jkovach@kidsbookbank.org



Board of Directors


Judi Kovach, Co-Founder & Chair – Retired Product Manager, Progressive Insurance

Amanda Schaub, Treasurer – Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP

Sara Fuller, Young Professionals Board Chair – Assistant Professor, Cuyahoga Community College

Kristen Saada, Fundraising Committee Chair - Community Volunteer

Alexis Beachdell – Partner, BakerHostetler

Deena EpsteinRetired Senior Program Officer, The George Gund Foundation

Ed GeorgeField Technology Specialist for a major transportation and business

services corporation

Ellen MattinglyRetired HR Director – North America, RAND Corporation

Ron SoederPresident, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland

Judy WilliamsPrincipal, Williams and Associates

Judy PayneCo-Founder & Executive Director, Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank

Honorary Board Member: Margaret BernsteinDirector of Advocacy and Community Initiatives, WKYC



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