Books Open Minds

The Children's Book Bank fills homes and lives with engaging, culturally diverse books because all children deserve to have books of their own. When they do, magical things happen — books ignite curiosity, spark the imagination, and open young minds to limitless possibilities.

Abundance vs. Scarcity

In low-income neighborhoods, the ratio of books to children is one book for every 300 children. Middle-income neighborhoods average 13 age-appropriate books per child.*

Diverse Books Matter

All children should have the opportunity to see themselves and their limitless possibilities reflected in the stories they read. "When children see themselves and their experiences reflected in books, they are being sent a message that their story matters and that they matter." - Christian Robinson, children's book author and illustrator

Read more about our work in our annual report.


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Studies show having books at home and being read to as a child are the two most important indicators of future academic success.*

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