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Inland Empire Children’s Book Project provides books at no cost to organizations serving children in need, ages 0-18, in the Inland Empire.
Too many children in the Inland Empire live in homes with few or no books and attend schools and programs where books-to-take-home are in short supply. Encouraging children to read is futile when books are not available.
The books are selected by classroom teachers and are given directly to children in need. Our clients determine how best to meet the needs of the children with whom they work.
The Inland Empire Children’s Book Project helps to build literacy by putting books into the hands of children who have little or no access to them. We are modeled after the East Bay Children's Book Project which, by working through individuals and organizations who help children in need, has given out more than ONE MILLION free books since opening its doors in May 2005.