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Donation Guidelines

The Book Bank is pleased to accept (almost) any books for children ages 0 to 18 that are in gently used or new condition.

How to determine if a book is “gently used”:

If you would give the book as a gift to a child that you know, then we’re happy to give it to a child that we know! Please no yellowed, ripped, or water-damaged pages. Generally, books that were printed in this millennium are acceptable.

Books we need the most:

  • Books with diverse characters and stories, reflecting our community

  • Baby books (board books) (eg: Eric Carle, Sandra Boynton, flap-books)

  • Preschooler books (ABCs, counting, simple stories)

  • Non-fiction: dinosaurs, animals, nature, space, Egypt, Cars, soccer, basketball

  • Popular Titles: Harry Potter, Dog Man, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants

  • Graphic novels and manga for all ages

Please do not bring:

  • Textbooks

  • Encyclopedias

  • Workbooks

  • Damaged Books

  • Library Books

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