Children’s Book Bank

The Children’s Book Bank exists to put as many books as possible into the hands and lives of children in need.

By providing opportunities for children to read and be read to, the Book Bank program supports school readiness and literacy development in children.

  • An important study shows the most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to print.
  • In middle-income neighborhoods the ratio of books per child is 13 to 1; in low-income neighborhoods the ratio is a staggering 1 (age appropriate) book for every 300 children

Important Message

While the Children’s Museum is closed during COVID-19 book donations are limited to Friday drop-off only at the Loading Dock of our Downtown location.

Drop Off Directions: After arriving at 2626 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220 continue on Terminal Avenue instead of turning into our main parking lot. Look for the Loading Dock bay which will be on our left. Please leave your books under the awning as close to the Loading Dock garage door as possible to prevent them from getting wet or sun damaged.

If you or someone you know is in need of age-appropriate books for kids please use the “Request Books” form below and someone from our team will get back to you shortly. We are still distributing books while our doors are closed.

Read the Book Bank FAQ