Book Donations

Book Donations

We have currently reached our max capacity for accepting used book donations. If you would like to organize a NEW BOOK DRIVE, please contact Emily Jahn:, 651-251-9084.

Each year, Literacy Minnesota provides approximately 10,000 books directly to kids and families who need them through our Summer Reads program and other school district or nonprofit partners. Thank you for your interest in donating children's books to Literacy Minnesota!


Our highest need is for multilingual books and books featuring diverse characters and themes.

We accept donations of:

  • New or gently-used children's books appropriate for ages pre-K to fifth grade:
    • Board books for early readers and preschoolers
    • Picture books
    • Easy chapter books
    • Middle-grade chapter books


We CANNOT accept donations of:

  • Adult or young adult books
  • Damaged books (tears, water damage, broken spines, etc)
  • Instructional manuals, encyclopedias, teacher guides and textbooks
  • Religious or holiday books


We accept book donations by appointment only.

To donate books, please fill out the book donation form below, and a Literacy Minnesota staff member will reach out to you with next steps.

You must fill out the book donation form prior to donating your books.

Donations made without a completed form will be rejected.


If we cannot accept your donation, we recommend Books for Africa.


Questions? Contact Emily at or 651-251-9084.

Children's Book Donation Form

Thank you for your interest in donating books to Literacy Minnesota!

Questions marked with an * are required.

By checking the boxes below, you acknowledge our book donation guidelines:

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After submitting this form, Literacy Minnesota will follow up with you to coordinate a contact-free drop-off time. Please DO NOT drop off books before coordinating a time with us!