Children’s Book Project gives books to children who need them for equity in literacy, learning, and life. 

Our goal is to create a more socially just world by providing books for free to children from under-resourced communities. Literacy attainment is directly tied to academic achievement and lifetime outcomes, yet children living in economically disadvantaged circumstances do not have the same access to books as their more affluent peers. Children’s Book Project is committed to closing the opportunity gap and lifting up our community by raising readers and ultimately paving the way for lifelong learning and literacy.

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Giving Tuesday at Folio Books

Once again, we’re grateful to our longtime supporter Folio Books for helping us give more beautiful free books to kids who need them, including books in Spanish from our curated wishlist.

Tuesday, November 28 at Folio Books

We’ll receive 15% of proceeds from in-store purchases and phone orders.

3957 24th Street, San Francisco CA 94114 | 415.821.3477

November 23 – November 30 online at

Online purchases using coupon code CBP2023 are included in this fundraiser.

New Storytime Program at the Book Bank!

At the end of October, we were overjoyed to host our first Storytime field trip at our Book Bank, welcoming 19 students and three chaperones from Ms. Wong’s 2nd/3rd grade class at Visatacion Valley Elementary School in San Francisco. After listening raptly to some wonderful stories read by volunteer Leslie Thompson (pictured seated at center), Ms. Wong selected unlimited free books from our shelves for her classroom library while each student filled their new Storytime tote with five free books they picked out to keep for their very own. Storytime is our first direct service program for children, promoting literacy and book ownership with invited elementary schools serving under-resourced children in our community. Lack of access to books is known to be the single biggest barrier to literacy development and consequent improved lifetime outcomes, yet too many children don’t have access to books of their own. With your support, our Storytime program is another way we’re fulfilling our mission to give books to children who need them for equity in literacy, learning, and life. Thank you!

Our Book Bank is open by appointment to Give Books, Get Books, and Volunteer!
Click the links to schedule online.

Know before you go: Properly fitted face masks required for all inside the Book Bank. We will supply one if you don’t have your own.

Winter Break 12/15–1/1/2024

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