SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 :: 11 am – 2 pm :: Playland at 43rd Avenue, San Francisco (right outside our book site! Note: We will not be open to drop off or pick up books during our celebration.)
A quarter century ago, founder Vicki Pollack noticed a need at local public schools and began collecting and giving away children’s books from her home in San Francisco. 25 years, a couple of moves, countless volunteer hours, and over 2.5 million books later, the Children’s Book Project continues to fulfill our mission to build literacy by bringing free books to children who need them. We look forward to celebrating our silver anniversary with you—because we couldn’t do it without you! Join us for live music, book-themed kids’ activities, book giveaway, tours of our site, and more! Your RSVP to our free event is appreciated.

We’re grateful for the generosity of our event supporters and sponsors, including Sarah Goodwin Illustration & Design, Bi-RiteTrader Joe’s, Sparky’s Fun and Joy, and more!

In honor of our 25th anniversary, all tax-deductible donations in October will be matched up to $10,000 by an anonymous donor.


We’re OPEN for all regular hours, including Labor Day!