Stay Cool This Summer

After a visit to our Book Bank, now you can beat the summer heat with yummy ice cream! Local supporters Gus's Community Market and Smitten Ice Cream have teamed up to offer a signature flavor to benefit the Children's Book Project. While supplies last, 10% of all...

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Honoring Leonard Kessler’s Legacy

Leonard Kessler wrote and illustrated hundreds of children’s books that celebrate the joy of being yourself. His self-portrait graces the republished edition of Mr. Pine’s Purple House. Our longtime supporter and friend Leonard Kessler, author and illustrator of...

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You Put Us Over the Top!

Thanks to your generous year-end gifts, we've exceeded our donor matching grant of $50,000! We're so encouraged by your strong support of our mission, and look forward to offering another year of dedicated service in challenging times. This year, we'll celebrate our...

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2021 by the Numbers

November 2020......November 20211 year ago, we relocated our Book Bank to the Bayview District in San Francisco, and ever since are thriving and working better than ever to get books to children who need them most: 4 programs to meet community needs: Read Aloud for...

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Giving Season at Folio Books

We're grateful for the longtime support of independent Noe Valley bookseller Folio Books! Check out our curated Giving Tree wishlist in-store and at foliosf.com through the end of the holiday season. Your purchase from the Giving Tree helps us give new, in-demand...

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Going Strong at 29 Years!

Since 1992, we've been giving free books to children who need them for equity in literacy, learning, and life. This October, we're celebrating 29 years of service and have tallied up our biggest month ever despite the pandemic — 18,523 books given away and 24,956...

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