|It’s nice to think of others having a chance to read the books that you’ve enjoyed. If you’d like to share the books you’ve outgrown, you could call your public library, or shelters for homeless families, or children’s hospitals in your community and ask if they accept donations of children’s books.
Here are some organizations that accept both children’s book donations and requests from institutions in need of books:
Sends donated books throughout the U.S. and around the world. Located in Connecticut.
Donates books to schools and libraries in need. Based at Amherst College in MA. Offers information about book drives.
Sends books to schools around the world. Based in Lexington, KY. Accepts textbook donations.
Donates books both nationally and internationally. Based in Annapolis, MD. Primarily for donors in the MD area.
Thanks to illustrator Elizabeth Dulemba for referring to UK librarian Zoe Toft’s post on Book Charities, where we discover more donor organizations:
(formerly known as Hands Across the Water)
Donates to schools and libraries. Currently has drop slots or walk-in sites in MA, CT, RI, MO, WA, GA and are expanding nationwide.
Donates books to school and classroom libraries in under-resourced New York City public schools.