drop off books

Giving books to help families build home libraries can play a role in attacking Houston's literacy crisis.

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation's Ladies for Literacy Guild holds an annual book drive in March. Donations outside of this event may be given to one of our many literacy partners listed below:


PROGRAMS THAT COLLECT BOOKS

Books Between Kids
Gently used children's books appropriate for Pre-K through 5th grade readers.

Friends of the Houston Public Library
New and used books, CDs, and other materials.

Texas Children's Health Plan
New and age-appropriate books for a general pediatric population. References to illnesses should only be positive.

Reading Aces
New and gently used books appropriate for preschool through 5th grade children.

Small Steps Nurturing Center
New or gently used English and Spanish books for preschool children.

Star of Hope
New or gently used Bibles and educational books.

Memorial Assistance Ministries
New or gently used books for all ages. No encyclopedias accepted.

Houston Center for Literacy
New or gently used books for all ages.

Making it Better
New and gently used children's books from preschool through grade 5.

Houston Area Urban League
New and gently used children's books of all ages.

East Side University Village Community Learning Center
New and gently used adult books and books for preschool children. 

Children's Museum of Houston
New and gently used children's books from preschool through grade 5.

The Kids' Reading Room
New and gently used children's books from preschool through grade 5.

Memorial Hermann
New and gently used board books.

House of Charity
New and gently used books of all ages.

Community Family Centers
New and gently used preschool books.

Literacy Advance of Houston
New and gently used books for elementary school children.

Baker-Ripley
New and gently used books for preschool through grade 5.

United Way of Greater Houston
New and gently used books for children of all ages.

Fifth Ward Enrichment Center
New and gently used books for children of all ages.

Houston Freedom Schools
New and gently used books for elementary school children.

Women's Storybook Project
New and gently used books for elementary school children.