It is with a heavy heart that I need to inform you that The Book Bridge will be closing its doors on July 31.

While the Board of Directors have spent several meetings trying to develop a long term strategy to keep it going, we ended up with the same conclusion. We will be unable to maintain the level of service that our partners, and the local community, deserve. This has been a difficult decision. We ran through so many scenarios, with all ending up in the same place. We are such a small team, we are just unable to pick up the slack, not to mention grow the organization.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank everyone for their support over the years and helping The Book Bridge make a difference in the lives of so many children. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact Holly Bullard at

Paul Patricelli
Board President

The Bookbridge will no longer be taking book donations. If you have books you wish to donate, please review the list below for alternative recipients of your generous donations.

600 W. Grand
Lake Villa, IL

Arden Shore Child and
Family Services

Attn: Carlos Argueta
329 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL

Child Serv (ages 0-3)
Attn: Alia Joseph
1105 W Greenwood Ave
Waukegan, IL

Head Start (ages 3-5)
Attn: Amber Swiderek
420 Greenwood Dr.
Round Lake Park, IL