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
We accept children’s books K-12 grade level including gently used and new books, but don’t accept books that are mildewed or damaged. We will work with you and your company or family to help you have a successful book drive or donation.
We are not able to accept the following types of books:
- Adult/high school books
- Textbooks/reference books
- Religious books
- Cookbooks or workbooks.
Please review the Book Donation Guidelines and Delivery Instructions below.
Children's Books Only: We accept baby books through middle school age books.
Condition is Important: New and gently used books ensure we can offer quality to our communities. Please no books with mildew, old library books or damaged books.
Content is Key: We value book choice, and often the book you are donating will be this child’s only book that s/he can call his own. Popular series like Captain Underpants, Harry Potter and Disney books are always appreciated.
Other Helpful Tips:
- Please pack the books in boxes since they are easier to transport than bags.
- Please count the books and let us know the number you are donating. We are also able to tally books at our donation center.
Once you are ready to deliver the books, please complete this online form to let us know where you will bring your donation.
Below are locations where books can be dropped off at any time.
Books Are Wings Office: 1005 Main St., Suite 8116, Pawtucket, RI
Warwick Library: 60 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI
Weaver Library: 41 Grove St, East Providence, RI
Please let us know if you have any questions about books, need a book pick up, or if you are considering donating:
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