Hours of Operation:
The Book Bank is closed on Saturday, June 3rd for Books for Kids Day! Join us in the parking lot of Poly-Western High School to drop off your Book Donations from 9am-2pm.
Donations may also be left on our covered donation dock at
1794 Union Ave 24/7
One-Millionth Book Giveaway!
The Maryland Book Bank will reach an incredible milestone in late 2019- distributing our one-millionth children’s book in the community! That’s one million smiles. One million magical adventures. One million life-changing stories.
We are so grateful for the support of the community that has gotten us this far in just six years—the hundreds of volunteers, families and business partners who have donated, sorted and packed books. The 800+ community partners who have helped us to get them in the right hands.
Now it’s time to celebrate with a citywide celebration of reading and a fun contest for all K-5 classrooms in Baltimore City. While we’ll designate one special copy of the book as THE Millionth Book, we’ll also use this opportunity to put that book into the hands of hundreds of young people!
Our One-Millionth Book giveaway contest will give students the opportunity to let their imagination soar as they create a poster depicting what reading means to them.
Learn More About Our Winners!
Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yarmulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other’s traditions.
Written by Alexandra Penfold
Kindergarten-2nd Grade Winner
3rd-5th Grade Winner
Whenever Donavan Allen discovers a new word, he writes it down and puts it in his word jar. One day he discovers his word jar is full! The only way to add more words is to get rid of some of the old ones. Donavan doesn’t know what to do until a visit from his grandmother reveals the perfect solution.
Written by Monalisa Degross