“There are food banks, clothing banks, furniture banks. Why isn’t there a book bank?”

And so someone started one.

Since the book bank opened in May 2008, volunteers who staff the store have easily handed out, on average, 150 to 200 books a day. The rule is any child under 12 can receive one book per visit as well as the accompanying adult. Some families stop by every day.

Sounds like a wonderful idea to me. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to do anything useful with a book you’ve finished with? There are so many of them, even the used stores are overflowing. A major chain store near me – who shall remain nameless – has a bin at their buying station for “To Recycle” books. Why not give try giving them away?

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One Response to ““There are food banks, clothing banks, furniture banks. Why isn’t there a book bank?””

  1. Another Book Bank for Kids « "Read Me A Story" Book Reviews Says:

    […] April 16, 2010 Filed under: Articles — readmeastoryreviews @ 6:00 am Remember my post earlier this week about the Book Bank in Toronto? Here’s another one, this time in Portland, […]


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