We are always in need of children’s books in like new and gently used condition, especially those for pre-k through fifth grade.

To coordinate a book drive in your neighborhood, school, business or place of worship, learn how here.

  • We welcome donations of: new, like new, & gently used children’s books (ages birth to high school)
  • We cannot accept: damaged books, school text books, encyclopedias, magazines, CDs, or DVDs

To Donate…

200 books or more: Email [email protected] to schedule a time to drop off your books in person at our Operations Center.
Less than 200 books: visit one of our book drop-off locations listed below. If you’d like to receive a donation acknowledgement, please be sure to include a slip of paper with your name, contact info and the number of books you donated.
Our 24-hour South End donation bin is across the street from 204 E. Peterson Dr. Charlotte, NC 28217. Look for the brown metal bin, with our logo on it, outside of the CBI warehouse fence.
*Please note we are not able to accomodate drop-in donations at our Operations Center.


Book Drop-Off Locations:

The following locations have outdoor donation bins that can be accessed anytime:

Indoor collection bins that can only be accessed when the buildings are open (click on the links for more details):