The Book Bank requires approximately 25,000 books donated each year to meet the needs of Central Virginia’s children. The Children’s Book Bank accepts new and like-new donations of children’s books all 4 Children’s Museum locations. Your book donations are distributed directly to underserved children and organizations that serve at-risk children.
You can make a difference in a child’s life with your donation of one book.
One study found that in middle income neighborhoods the ratio is 13 books per child; in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is one book for every 300 children. (Neuman, Susan B. and David K. Dickinson, ed. Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Volume 2. New York, NY: 2006)
Your business, organization, school or family can organize a book drive.
The Book Bank also accepts monetary donations. Operating donations assist in purchasing under-donated books such as Spanish-language books, organizing book drives, and training volunteers to process incoming donations and outgoing requests.