250K Books to Donate in NYCNew York Public Library, New York, NY May 25, 2022
Through a generous gift from the NY Public Library, Our Kids Read will donate between 100K and 250K books, from July 2022 through September 2023, to communities in Harlem, the Bronx and Staten Island. Books will largely be pulled from the NY Public Library “2021 Best Books for Kids” list which all feature a diverse cast of characters. Special thanks to the NY Public Library for involving us as one of their community partners.
Our Kids Read has partnered with the Seattle Children’s to bring diverse books to the specialty regional clinics playrooms’ libraries. After an initial donation to Seattle Children’s in February 2022, SCH and Our Kids Read decided to partner to fundraise for additional books in the Children’s libraries.
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)Outdoor Book Festival, Belle Meade Park, Richmond, VA April 30, 2022
Honored to have been invited to read to children at the Belle Meade Park in Richmond, VA as part of the Richmond Public Library, Broad Rock Branch Dia de los Ninos Outdoor Storytelling Celebration. Special thanks to Kortenay Gardiner for coordinating and orchestrating Our Kids Read participation in this event. Thanks also to Heather Montgomery of Richmond Public Library for the invite.
Book Donation and Storytelling EventGarrett Heights Elementary and Middle School, Baltimore, MD April 29, 2022
Thanks for the generous welcome we received from Garrett Heights Elementary and Middle School during our Books-in-Homes Book Giveaway and Storytelling Program. OKR staff and the kids had a blast. Click above for a video of key moments from the event. Special thanks to Garrett Heights principal, Mrs. Keisha Matthews-Traynham, for having us.
Little Library in Long IslandWashington Rose Elementary School, Long Island, NY April 29, 2022
Washington Rose Elementary School partnered with LittleFreeLibrary.org and unveiled its new free book exchange today! Our Kids Read donated books to the library as Washington Rose is one of our school partners. View the short news clip here. Special thanks to Tayana Thadal of Washington Rose for inviting Our Kids Read to this special event.
SCH Book Giveaway and Storytelling EventRanier Beach Community Center, Seattle, WA February 24, 2022
Book giveaway and storytelling event, co-sponsored by Our Kids Read and Ragnarok Technologies and hosted and volunteer supported by Seattle Children’s Hospital. Special thanks to Sarita Wall for helping us organize this event. Click the image above for a short clip featuring the event highlights.
Washington Rose Elementary Book Donation and StorytellingWashington Rose Elementary School, Long Island, NY December 3, 2021
Thanks for the warm welcome we received from Washington Rose Elementary School! The students created an amazing poster welcoming Our Kids Read and were the best behaved of any school we’ve visited to date. Had a blast reading to the 2nd and 3rd grade class. Special thanks to Myrleen Springer, our very first Our Kids Read supporter and volunteer since 2019 and her superstar sister and teacher Tayana Thadal.
For the Love of Children Book FairFor the Love of Children, Washington, D.C November 12, 2021
Honored to be able to donate books to the For Love of Children Book Fair today! Thanks to Kim Rodriguez for meeting me today for the book drop-off and thanks to FLOC Executive Director, Brandelyn Anderson for agreeing to accept the Our Kids Read book donation. We look forward to being able to donate again next year!
HIES Book Donation EventHoly Innocents Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA October 20th, 2021
What a wonderful group of teachers and administrators at Holy Innocents Episcopal School! And our donation of books to the Lower School seems to be in good hands, what an amazing library! Thanks to all that made us feel welcome today (it’s a special day, the birthday of the organization’s original benefactor, Dr. Obiagele Lake). We look forward to growing the relationship with HIES.
Gorman Crossing Book DonationGorman Crossing Elementary School, Laurel, MD August 17, 2021
No better way to begin the Our Kids Read book donations around the country than to start with the school my children have attended for a combined ten (10) years. Thanks to the Gorman Crossing staff that facilitated the donation, Ami Holden, Jayme Brewrink, Deborah Holmes, Cheryl Keane and Jennifer Lechner.
Make a Dollar Donation
Donate a book, a classroom full of books or just a few dollars to support diversity in your local schools. As Our Kids Read is 100% volunteer funded, 91 cents out of every dollar goes to the book giving program.
Donate Diverse Books
Have gently used diverse books you'd like to donate to a child in our schools? We will send you a postage paid self-addressed media mailer for you to send the book to the Our Kids Read sorting depot for sterilization and distribution.