Raise a Glass & Give Books at Barebottle!

Barebottle Brewing in Bernal Heights and Menlo Park are now pouring their fundraising brew, ‘Once Upon a Pint’ hazy IPA, and also running a children’s book drive for us through the end of February. This delicious, limited-run beer will only be on tap...

We’re on a Roll in 2023!

In our 31st year of service, we launched our new Storytime field trip program to bring the joy and wonder of book ownership directly to local elementary school students who select their own books for keeps from our Book Bank shelves. We joined the National Book Access...

Strengthening Our Mission

This year, we joined our efforts with two national partnership organizations working to reach more children with high quality books for all. The National Book Access Association expands our resources to provide equal access to books — because everyone regardless of...

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...

We Read Banned Books

During Banned Books Week this October 1–7, we reaffirm our belief that uncensored and equitable access to books is essential to democracy and self-government, to personal development and social progress, and to every individual’s inalienable right to life,...