• I really enjoyed the cave. I liked being a producer. My group made a clock, a frisbee, a hat, and a necklace.

    – Catharine Clamcy
  • I would like to tell you thank you for our economics lesson during the field trip at the museum.

    – Anaya Holmes
  • The most things I liked was the cave and I liked the news studio.
    It made me feel like I was a real adult.

    – Shajuan MacDonald
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Make a Donation

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. You 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), First Book

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.

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