To encourage reading outside the classroom, SMART Reading provides every child in our program with up to 14 new books each year to take home and keep.

Thanks to longstanding relationships with leading publishers, SMART Reading purchases books at a considerable discount. Because it’s most cost-effective for us to purchase books, we strongly encourage financial donations rather than book donations. Just $40 helps us buy books for one child for a year. Click here to make a donation for books.

Q: How do I donate my used books?

A: SMART Reading doesn’t accept used book donations.  We encourage you to donate your used books to other organizations in your community. Please feel free to call your local SMART Reading office for suggestions for places to donate used books.