Kids looking through books that came from a book drive.

Organize a book drive in your company, organization, or community group any time of year! We provide tips, support, and advice.

Books needed:

  • Gently used or new picture and board books appropriate for babies through elementary school students, and graphic novels
  • Culturally relevant books and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin), and Somali language books – click here for a list of our favorites

Books we are unable to re-home: musty or damaged books, magazines, coloring books, encyclopedias, textbooks, ex-library books, ex-school library books, classroom sets, books for adults

Need boxes?

Proper boxes protect books and backs! Click here to order inexpensive banker boxes with lids which can be delivered directly to you.

Financial contribution

Offer the option of donating online during your book drive. Financial donations help us purchase new culturally relevant and home-language books. Don’t forget to check whether your company matches gifts so you and your team members can increase the impact of your personal donations.

Donate Other Supplies

Consider a supply drive as part of your book drive. New book cleaning supplies from our wish list are much needed!

Interested in organizing a book drive? Contact bookbank@smartreading.org for more information!