Books for a Better Life – Chicago, IL

By Bernie's Book Bank

If you’re a child born into a middle-class family in this country, you have an average of 13 age-appropriate books in your home. But if you’re a child born into less fortunate circumstances, you have one book to share with 300 other children in your neighborhood. Children’s book ownership, starting at a very young age, is imperative to gaining an appreciation for books, developing “reading readiness,” supporting literacy growth throughout the primary years, and ultimately becoming a skilled reader. Bernie's Book Bank sources, processes and distributes quality, age-appropriate FREE books to under-served children from birth to 6th grade, building personal libraries of 144 books per child. 


Since 2009, Bernie’s Book Bank has distributed more than 19 MILLION quality books. We do what we do because we believe in the powerful impact book ownership can have in bettering the lives of under-served children in America.

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