Every Book Makes a Difference!
Want to host a book drive for us? Super! Click below for details information on how to make the book drive a success!
We accept all new and used children’s books, ages baby to 18, which will be used for our Magic Book Parties and Community Distribution Programs. We also accept novels, non-fiction, and specialty books for ALL AGES, many of which are used to generate revenue for our children’s programming.
If conducting a book drive in your neighborhood, consider printing this helpful flyer to go inside flyer boxes to handed directly to neighbors. Put your name and contact info on the back in case neighbors have any questions. If anyone needs a donation receipt, we have a printable one here.
If you plan on cleaning out your child’s bookshelf, which is how we get most of our donations, please take the time to make it a learning opportunity for your child. Let them know that many children (an estimated 60,000,) in our area don’t have books to call their own. Let the child pick out books that he or she no longer needs or reads because he or she has outgrown them. Tell your child that because of their generosity, other children in Charlotte will now get to enjoy special books of their very own.
If your child collects more than 200 books for us they are invited to join our “200 Club.” Please send a picture of your child with their donated books to email@example.com. Please be sure to include their name, grade, school and how many books they collected. (200 club section coming soon!)
If you plan on purchasing books for us, please consider donating money earmarked for new book purchases. We have a partnership that allows us to purchase brand new books for about $1 – $1.50 / book, shipping included. The same book retails between $6 and $15.
Books may be dropped of at our donation bins throughout the city or outside our South End warehouse door underneath the overhang. (Our warehouse is the most preferable drop-off location for larger donations that would overwhelm a bin. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions to our warehouse.)
You may drop off books at any of the following locations: