Your Children’s Bookshelf is a 501(c)(3) organization
All donations are tax deductible.

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Our Programs

Currently Your Children’s Bookshelf (YCB) provides free gently used and new books to children and their families through two programs via our Program Partners.

“To a Child that has hardly anything, a book is EVERYTHING” — Sue H.

  • Children’s Group Homes
  • Foster Family Centers
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Early Childhood Programs
  • Transitional Housing and Educational Initiatives
  • Residential Treatment Centers
  • New Mom's Groups
  • Domestic Abuse Centers
  • Head-Start Programs
  • Immigrant/Refugee Program
  • Day Care/After School Program
  • Down Syndrome Achievement Centers

Program 1: Free Book Fairs

The YCB team hosts free book fairs in collaboration with our Program Partners.

The new and gently used books (newborn to eighth grade) offer a wide variety of interests.

Most children/families choose between 6-10 complimentary books at each fair.

3,205 Books have been chosen through this program to date.

Book Fair


Book Certificate example

Program 2: Free Book Certificates

The YCB team provides certificates for free gently used and new children’s books through our Program Partners.

The children/families fill out the certificate indicating age/grade and interests.

The certificates are sent to YCB. The request is filled, and the books are sent to the Program Partners for distribution.

2,422 Books have been provided to 723 children to date.


“The Joy of seeing a child select a book that sparks them is indescribable.”  —  Karen

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