Donate Books

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Want to donate your books or host a book drive?

Books Are Wings’ programs are supported by the generosity of many individuals and groups who have donated new and “gently used” books. Books Are Wings collects CHILDREN’s books ages birth to teen.

“Hosting a book drive felt like such an easy first step in promoting Books Are Wings’ efforts for children, community service, and literacy. Our children are Rhode Island’s future, and their education starts with reading skills. I encourage everyone to host a book drive or sponsor a book party.”

United Way of Rhode Island

Book Donation Guidelines

Please review the Book Donation Guidelines and Delivery Instructions below.

Children’s Books Only

Baby books through middle school

New and Gently Used Books

Please no books with mildew, old library books or damaged books.

Books Kids Would Choose

Often the book you are donating will be this child’s only book that s/he can call his own.

Other Helpful Facts

We are unable to accept adult/high school books, textbooks, reference books, religious books, cookbooks or workbooks.
If possible, please pack the books in boxes since they are easier to transport than bags.
If you are able to, please count the books and let us know the number you are donating.  Sometimes young kids find this task fun.  If you don’t want to count them, that is fine too! We can do that once they arrive at our donation center.

Delivery Instructions

Once you are ready to deliver the books, please complete this online form to let us know where you will bring your donation.

Book Donation Form.

Please let us know if you have any questions about books you are considering donating. Contact Paige at paige@booksarewings.org.