The Book Bank
Children's Books for Classroom Libraries
The PHILADELPHIA READS Book Bank is a unique service that provides books for Philadelphia's classroom teachers!
How the Book Bank is Stocked
The Book Bank has provided over a quarter of a million new and gently-used donated children's books
since 2006. These books help strengthen the emerging literacy skills of Philadelphia's youngest students. Our goal is to help all students read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
The Book Bank supports classroom teachers
as we help to raise a city of readers!
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The Book Bank is closing a few weeks early and will not be open to teachers the rest of the 2012-2013 school year. We will reopen in the Fall of 2013!
We are happy to accept your generous donations of gently used children's books through May 2013 -- as we prepare for the 2013 - 2014 school year!
Because the school that houses the Book Bank is closed in the summer, we will not be able to accept book donations from June - August 2013. We look forward to accepting book donations in September.
Thank you for your wonderful and continuted support!
Who We Serve
Educators in public, private, and charter schools, day care centers and other educational sites in Philadelphia are invited to select up to 350 books per year for their classroom libraries.
Teacher Co-Op Program
Open for teachers to select books: Wednesdays, 2:30 - 5 pm
Schedule follows Philadelphia Public School schedule.
The Martin Luther King High School
6100 Stenton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138