Donate a children’s book to any of our locations and receive a specialty cupcake for half price!
Bernie’s Book Bank collects, processes and distributes quality new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. Two out of three low-income children have no books of their own. Bernie’s Book Bank, Chicago’s largest provider of quality children’s books, is changing that with 12 books per year for 12 years. In December 2009, Bernie’s Book Bank was founded in Brian’s garage as this was where he began collecting and redistributing books to at-risk children. In its first 12 months, Bernie’s Book Bank collected, processed and distributed 140,000 children’s books. In 2017, we will reach 10 MILLION! We will also be on target to distribute 4 million books ANNUALLY to over 333,000 at-risk children in Chicagoland and The Goddess is going to help with that goal.