Donate Books for Children

Book Donations

Books change lives. One of the biggest obstacles to literacy is the scarcity of books in the home. In fact, up to two thirds of low-income families own no books for their children to read.

But you could make a difference, just by donating books your family and friends no longer need, and helping them find a new home through our BookSpringRx, BookSpringEd, and BookSpringGo programs. BookSpring works throughout the greater Austin area to collect tens of thousands of books to give to children of low-income families.

We accept donations of new and gently used books year round!  For personal service, drop by our offices between 10-4 pm M-F, and we can help you carry boxes. Or, drop smaller donations in our Book Drop anytime. Please call ahead to let us know you are coming: (512) 472-1791 x 102.

Map to BookSpring

Hold a Book Drive

It’s easy to set up a book drive at your workplace, school, or just around your neighborhood. BookSpring has all the materials you will need to get started.

Collecting books is a fun and easy way to support BookSpring and engage your family, friends, community or office in making our community a better place to live, love, and learn.

Consider asking for books and/or monetary donations to support BookSpring’s distribution efforts at your next:

  • Corporate Event
  • Children’s Birthday Party
  • Holiday Party
  • Family Reunion
  • Anniversary Party
  • Baby Shower
  • Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah

Coordinating Your Book Drive

  • Please contact amanda.shaver@bookspring.org to let us know you would like to conduct a book drive.
  • Coordinate with businesses and organizations such as your neighborhood school, grocery, church, and offices to find good places to collect books.
  • Choose the dates you would like to hold your book drive. Generally, two weeks is a perfect amount of time.
  • Give yourself at least a week to advertise! Let your community know about the book drive through newsletters, posters, emails, etc.
  • Hang posters and place collection bins in easy-to-see places that will be seen by as many people as possible.
  • Collect the books in any way that you wish, but please deliver them to us in cardboard boxes – preferably small to medium-sized – so they can easily be lifted by volunteers and staff. Please do not bring books in plastic or paper bags.
  • When your book drive is finished, please deliver the books to our office located at 2006 Greenbrook Parkway, Austin, Texas 78723. (East of I-35, near Dell Children’s Hospital)
  • Please call ahead – (512) 472-1791 x 102 to let us know you are coming!

Download a Poster for your Book Drive!

It’s easy. Download a poster and start promoting your book drive today! Please contact the BookSpring office if you need any additional information.

  1. Book Drive Flyer (white background)
  2. Book Drive Flyer (blue background)

Please note: BookSpring happily accepts donations of new and gently-used children’s picture books, chapter books, and popular teen and adult books; however, we are unable to accept donations of textbooks, reference books, or used activity books.

The books you collect will be redistributed throughout our community through the ReBook program, which distributes the books to pediatric clinics, schools, and other qualifying organizations that serve children and families who are in need. BookSpring makes sure your books find a good home!

Thanks to our generous Book Donors!

The following book lovers helped BookSpring put books into the hands of those who need them most.

100,000 + Books

10,000 + Books

1,000-9,999 Books

500-999 Books

The following businesses, groups and individuals also held book drives: