Book Bank FAQ


Q: Where can I donate?

A: Books can be dropped off at the Downtown location- 2626 W. Broad St. Please complete a donation form when dropping off. Be sure to include the quanity of books donated. Arrangements may be made by contacting Joan Andoh.

Q: What books are needed?

A: All books should be new or like-new! Children who live in under-resourced communities deserve high-quality books in great condition. We are always in need of books that showcase diverse characters, and bilingual books.

Q: What is a “like-new” book?

A: A like-new” book is one that would feel like a gift to any child- a book that when picked by the child, makes them feel special.

Q: What materials/books are not accepted?

A: The Children’s Book Bank does not accept encyclopedias, school text books, books for adult readers, magazines, VHS tapes/DVDs/CDs or toys. We are not able to accept books that are very old, musty, damaged, dirty or written in (even names). Ask yourself if it is in good enough shape to be considered a “gift”.

Q: Can I request the Book Buggy?

A: We are excited to have a new van to support community book events. Please email Joan Andoh, Book Bank Manager, to coordinate.

Q: How do I host a book drive for the Children’s Book Bank?

A: The Children’s Book Bank thrives on the generosity of the community. We welcome you to host a book drive at your school, club, organization, faith group, office, scout event, book group, team event, party, etc. Please let us know if you are planning to host a drive for us. We have supports and need to be able to plan for receiving books. Contact Joan Andoh.