Make a Donation to Support The Book Bank

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.