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Our literacy volunteers give each child in the classes they read to several high-quality new books each year.
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Donate Books

Donate new or gently used preschool books.  Ready Readers always needs high-quality preschool books for our volunteers, children, and preschool classrooms.  Whether you can bring us books from your home or host a book drive, your donation is greatly appreciated.  If you are interested in donating books, contact Nora Steele, Book Coordinator, at 314-564-8070, or email her at

We welcome new and gently used picture books which can be read aloud to preschool children, ages 2-5.

We can use fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc., but the books you donate should be big enough for a class to see all the pictures.  The book should have pictures on nearly every page, and the picture should occupy far more space than the words.  We are a non-sectarian organization and do not use books about any religion or religious holiday.

We do not use activity books, coloring books, jigsaw puzzles, or toys.

We do not use books for children who are already reading – such as easy readers, chapter books, novels, etc.

CLICK HERE to download a list of suggested books that we’d LOVE to have donated!

CLICK HERE to view our book giving guidelines &/or download a flyer that can be used for book drives.

Please call us at 314-564-8070 or email Nora at with any additional questions.