We Motivate and Inspire
Serving Youth Up to 18
Encourage children and teens to read by giving them access to books of their interest.Sign Up for Our NewsletterMake a Tax Deductible Donation
We Increase Literacy Skills
Help Children with Challenges
Providing a healthy and emotional outlet to stress in their lives.Sign Up for Our NewsletterMake a Tax Deductible Donation
Changing Lives One Book Wish at a Time
The Book Bridge is a charitable 501(c)3 organization with a simple, yet important goal: to make a positive difference in the lives of at-risk children and teens through the joy of reading and personal book ownership.
We provide children who live with daily stresses such as poverty, emotional problems, and physical and mental health challenges, the ability to access books on an individualized basis.
In this age of seeming abundance, we tend to forget that many at-risk youth have neither the means nor ability to have books of their own. The new and gently used books donated to The Book Bridge provide the children with the opportunity to expand their worlds, to see other points of view, to learn new things and to simply escape, if only for a little while, from the stresses of their lives.
Our mission is to support, motivate and inspire children in crisis situations to read through individualized access to books and other materials geared toward increasing literacy skills while also providing them with a healthy emotional outlet to stress.
We serve youth up to age 18 who are in physical, economical, emotional, or mental health crisis situations. They have little or no access to books of their interest and reading abilities.
The Joy of This Journey
For those who receive the books, the effect of having books of their own to read is incalculable; and, for those who donate books or funds to purchase books, there is the pleasure in knowing they have contributed to a young mind.
Our volunteers experience the joy in making a difference. They change a child’s journey. In turn, they are often transformed themselves. They make a difference.
We accept appropriate new and gently used books for babies, children, young adults and teens.
The Book Bridge uses your donations to purchase Wish List books not in our inventory.
Visit our Events page to participate and support one of our upcoming fundraising events.
We appreciate corporations and local businesses support of our events.
Collecting & Distributing
Team build with co-workers? Bond with your family? We can always use a hand.
Make a Difference
Connect books with children on an individualized basis and make a difference.
Upcoming News and Events
Wheels Down Friday, March 11 at 6pm at Amphibian Multisport, Libertyville Families of participants are welcome to join us at…
Join us and enjoy a delicious meal on Tuesday, February 23rd anytime between 11am and 9pm at Ganello's in Libertyville.…
Thank you to our sponsors, golfers and volunteers. With your help we doubled the amount of money we raised in…
Inspiration from Authors
JM Barrie, Peter Pan- -
"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it."
J.W. Eagan- -
"Never judge a book by its movie."
Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland- -
"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."