12,343 New Books Donated in 2021 (Goal = 50,000 New Books)

Help us reach our goal!

August 7, 2021
400 – Saint Louis Public Schools – Back To School Streetfest Event at Gateway Elementary

August 7, 2021
225 – Bicentennial ArtFest and Ice Cream Social/ Celebration for Newly Proposed  Hodiamont Tracks Bike Trail/Great Rivers Greenway/SLACO/St Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce

August 12, 2021
350 – Horizon Housing Foundation/Sycamore Hills Townhouses/ Back-to-School Celebration/Desoto, MO

July 1, 2021
360 – Eagle Prep Summer Camp

July 6, 2021
105 – Vashon High School

July 7, 2021
45 – Kranzberg Arts Center – Jazz Fest

July 8, 2021
402 – City Academy Summer Camp

July 8, 2021
100 – Northside Community Center  Camp

July 9, 2021
240 – Gene Slay Dutchtown Camp

July 9, 2021
285 – Gene Slay Soulard Camp

July 28, 2021
4994 – Normandy Schools Collaborative

July 30, 2021
75 – Consuming Kinetics Dance Company – Summer Camp

June 15, 2021
375 – City Academy

June 22, 2021
616 – Books for Newborns

June 29, 2021
85 – The Leadership School at St. Vincent’s Community Center

June 30, 2021
450 – Northside Community School

May 5, 2021
325 – Hawthorn Leadership for Girls

May 10, 2021
355 – Katy Trail Estates

May 19, 2021
450 – Our Lady of Guadalupe Elementary School

May 20, 2021
450 – Herzog Elementary School SLPS

April 5, 2021
105 – Eagle Flats Apartments

April 8, 2021
160 – Ridgeway Villas Apartments

April 17, 2021
210 – Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls

April 30, 2021
91- Oak Hill Elementary SLPS

March 16, 2021
1090 – Hamilton Elementary SLPS


Improving attitudes about reading at home and school

Bring Me A Book St. Louis is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that strives to improve early childhood literacy and inspire children to read every day with their families. We focus on providing award winning and inspirational hardbound books to children in underserved neighborhoods.  The books we provide spark imaginations and improve attitudes about reading in a child’s early childhood years and beyond. Our mission strives to eliminate the literacy gap and encourage children to have fun reading everyday. We strive to choose books that mirror the communities we serve.

Bring Me A Book St. Louis has developed four literacy programs designed to enhance reading skills to prepare children for reading success and improve attitudes about reading.

Home Library Book Boxes

Children are given a custom wooden handmade Book Box to store their free books delivered by our Book Bus. These little Book Box Libraries provide a sense of ownership and a special place for the kids to keep the books that they selected.

Book Bus Bookmobile

We take our read-aloud mission on the road with our Book Bus and travel to community events, schools, and other events. Our Book Bus is modeled after the classic bookmobile to bring new curated free books to children.

Classroom Libraries

We have placed over 100 classroom libraries at over 20 elementary schools and community centers across St. Louis.  Each new wooden open face bookshelf contains 35 grade level appropriate titles that have been recognized for outstanding literary merit. The shelves are specifically designed to display the front cover of books with the goal of capturing a child’s imagination in the classroom.

Fostering A Love of Reading Award Winner

If parents understood the huge educational benefits and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent – and every adult caring for a child – read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in their lives, we could probably wipe out illiteracy within one generation.

– Mem Fox, Author of Reading Magic

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