Cleveland Kids' Book Bank

3635 Perkins Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone 216-417-1803
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Our mission Our mission is to foster improved literacy and a love of reading by providing free books to children in need in Greater Cleveland.
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Books Are a Lifeline for Parents

Books Are a Lifeline for Parents

Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank

Ways to help now

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to help with a number of projects including Sorting and packing books (beginning in June). Sign-up now. No-contact book delivery (likely to be needed throughout the summer) Helping to empty suburban outdoor book collection bins (early/mid June) Please fill out short interest survey linked below. See full description
  • 16-18, Adults (18+)
  • One-time, Ongoing
  • Anytime, Weekdays, Weekends
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • In-person, Indoor, Collect Donations, Delivery, Note Writing, Project-based, Other
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Items we need now

Children's books

We are always in need of new or gently-used children’s books, particularly board books and early readers (“I Can Read”). Books can be deposited in the large blue collection bin outside of our building (3635 Perkins Ave., Cleveland, 44114) any time. Or at our community collection bins starting in late June. See full description
  • Item Collection

Hand sanitzer, paper towels

Items can be dropped off at our warehouse at 3635 Perkins Ave., Monday-Friday, 9am – 2pm. Call 216-417-1803 when you arrive for no-contact drop off. See full description
  • Item Collection
About us In just four years we have distributed more than 2.5 million books to 100,000 at-risk children annually in Greater Cleveland. We partner with 1,000+ local organizations that give out our books and work with parents to emphasize the importance of reading with their kids.