• A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 25 people are interested

Help sticker, sort and pack books for under served children

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ORGANIZATION: Bernie's Book Bank

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 25 people are interested
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Nothing makes us happier than to see a child happy to receive his or her new books.

Join one of our 18 weekly volunteer sessions to help sort, stick and pack new and gently used children's books for under served Chicagoland students. Visit www.berniesbookbank.volunteerhub.com to view our calendar and register for a session!

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About Bernie's Book Bank


917 N Shore Drive, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, US

Mission Statement

Bernie’s Book Bank sources, processes and distributes free quality children’s books throughout Chicagoland to empower children to explore new ideas, gain knowledge, and strengthen reading skills through book ownership.


Reading is the single most important skill a child needs to learn. Yet studies show that 61% of low-income families don't have any books at all in their homes for their children.

Bernie's Book Bank is the logistical bridge between where books are today, and are no longer being used, to where they are not, but are desperately needed. We do three things exceptionally well: we collect hundreds of thousands of new and gently used books; we process them into collections of six age-appropriate and leveled books; and we deliver them directly into the hands of low-income children who have none of their own.

With a sense of urgency, we've taken the guesswork out of what to do with outgrown children's books.

Bernie's Book Bank is changing that trajectory today for more than 275,000 children in Chicago and its suburbs. Each child we serve receives a bag of books every year. The books are theirs to keep at home forever.

As our community's children's book bank, and a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, we rely on donations of books, volunteers and funding! We have distributed over 20 MILLION books since 2009 and are growing rapidly to serve every under-served child in Chicagoland, and then to expand to other major cities in America.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


917 North Shore DriveLake Bluff, IL 60044



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 5
  • 90 minutes to 2 hours
  • The processing center is heated and cooled, but it is a warehouse setting. Please wear closed toe shoes.

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