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
Hundreds of businesses, congregations and civic groups across the region support the Book Bank by holding book drives each year. Interested in hosting a PHILADELPHIA READS Book Drive?
To Register to Host a Book Drive, complete the VIP Form here.
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 third grade.
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Have books to donate? Complete the VIP Form here and we'll arrange a drop-off time.
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.
Educator Co-Op Program
Each educator who uses the Book Bank is requested to dedicate 1 hour per year volunteering at the Book Bank. For more information and to register for volunteer time, email us here.
Open for teachers to select books:
Mondays, 12:30 - 4 pm By Appointment only. To make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215.279.7450 x 12 by the previous Friday.
Wednesdays, 2:30 - 6 pm
Schedule follows Philadelphia Public School schedule.
Book Bank Phone
The Martin Luther King High School
Room T 137
6100 Stenton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138
Enter through the Haines Street Parking Lot School Entrance.