About the Baltimore Reads Book Bank
In 1992, Baltimore Reads created the Book Bank where we collect, house and distribute thousands of new and gently-used children’s books for free!
Books of all kinds are donated to the Book Bank all year round by people like you, culminating with our annual Books for Kids Day book drive on the first Saturday of May. After being sorted, thousands of children's books are distributed free of charge throughout Baltimore City and County.
The Book Bank augments school libraries and opens its doors to teachers, families, churches, Head Start programs, shelters, children’s centers and other community establishments. To date, we have provided more than 1.3 million books to Baltimore-area teachers and disadvantaged families.
Check out our Book Bank Blog!