The Children’s Book Project builds literacy by bringing free books to children who need them since 1992.

25 Years Strong

The Children’s Book Project is grateful to all in our community who made our 25th year our most successful ever! Together, we:

• gave away over 133,000 children’s books
to more than 1,500 teachers and children’s service providers;
• received and sorted over 151,000 children’s books
from 700 donors (including 25,000 from 65 book drives);
• benefited from 742 work hours by our dedicated volunteers 
who make it possible to build literacy by bringing free books to children!

Help Us Find a New Home

The San Francisco Unified School District recently announced that our book site location will be redeveloped as teacher housing. We’re thrilled for our teachers who will get a chance to live affordably in the city, but now CBP has to find a new home as early as June 2019. If you know of any available, affordable office space in San Francisco—even shared space—please let us know! We’re looking for: 2,000 square feet; ground floor entry (or elevator access); nearby parking; location in San Francisco, ideally in the Bayview, Western Addition, or Outer Mission. Please contact CBP Board President Risa Schwartz with ideas or leads.

Celebrating 25 Years of Service

Volunteers, Board members, and staff thank all our supporters who joined us on October 1 to celebrate our silver anniversary! We’re grateful for the generosity of our event sponsors, including Sarah Goodwin Illustration & Design, artist Michael Rios, Bi-RiteTrader Joe’s, Peet’s Coffee & Tea on Cole Street, Arizmendi Bakery, Numi Organic TeaSparky’s Fun & Joy, and Playland at 43rd Avenue. Here are a few photos from the celebration:

CBP staff, Board members, and volunteers with founder Vicki Pollack (front row in burgundy shirt)

Kids enjoyed making crafts with recycled paper with our volunteers

A beautiful day outside our book site!

Happy 25th to the Children’s Book Project!

Yes! We are open for all regular hours listed below, including Presidents’ Day, February 19, 2018.

Dear Children’s Book Project,

Keep going strong. I believe in you! Thank you for the books!


Third Grader

You have been giving out books to my teacher. I really appreciate it. We need you, so please do not close!


Third Grader

Congratulations on your 25th year anniversary! You are providing a great resource to so many in need. Gracias!

Buen Dia Family School