Book Guidelines

What kind of books are we looking for?
  • New and Like-New  Pre-K through 5th-grade books
    • Story books
    • Chapter books
    • Leveled readers
    • Children’s non-fiction books (that kids would pick out to read for fun)
    • Board/toddler books
    • Spanish or dual language books (Pre-K through 2nd grade)

This year, we are especially in need of elementary-level chapter books!

Books we cannot use:
  • Books with torn binding, pages or covers
  • Books with excess writing
  • Books with yellowed/discolored pages
  • Religious books
  • Workbooks, coloring books, sticker books, puzzle books, etc.
  • Reference books, textbooks, or outdated non-fiction books
  • Teacher or parenting books/materials (ex: flash cards)
  • Audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, etc.
  • Books with content that’s inappropriate for children

*We cannot use most library withdrawals. Please contact us first to determine if a library’s deselection parameters align with our guidelines.

For books we can’t use, please help us by donating them directly to our friends at Good Steward Global Initiative or Better World Books.