Donate Books

Do you have a bookshelf full of books that your family is no longer reading? Or maybe leftover books from a garage sale. So many of us have books everywhere that have already been read are not being used. Help get your old or gently used books in the hands of people who really need them by donating your used books to I Know Read .Your book donations can help children to learn to love to read. These books can also support adult literacy programs, seniors and anyone who does not have access to these books. We will happily accept and use gently used children’s and appropriate adult books  for all age readers.

Book Quality Guidelines

While we strive to recycle as many books as possible, we want to give  our readers usable books. Therefore, only books meeting specific quality guidelines will be considered and accepted.

We cannot accept books with:
  • Torn binding, pages or covers
  • Excess writing (name or minimal highlighting is okay)
  • Yellowed or discolored pages
  • Inappropriate content
What kind of books are we looking for?
  • Pre-K through highschool (Appropriate content)
  • Story books
  • Chapter books
  • Learn to read books
  • Children’s non-fiction books
  • Board/toddler books
  • Spanish or dual language books
  • College text books
  • Adult books (All genres)

Volunteering means spending some of your free time helping others

If you would like more information about volunteering or book drives, email us at info@iknowhowtoread.org or call us directly at (832) 779-7323(READ).