We know books in the home and being read to as a child are key indicators of future academic success. We also know the RIGHT book in a child’s hand can alter the future trajectory of their education.
Our curated book program provides an innovative solution to a critical literacy resource gap.
QCBB's signature book distribution program allows teachers to access our online portal and select 10 new books per year, per student of interest to their students at an appropriate level. This program leverages insights from teachers about what resonates with the individual interests of each student.
Our goal is to empower young readers by curating age level-, cultural- and proficiency appropriate books. Through curated books, students are more likely to engage in reading, leading to increased test scores and graduation rates. We are working to strategically grow the program and at scale will serve the resourcing needs for 35,000 k-6th grade students who lack reliable, targeted book access.
How can my class/school participate in the Queen City book Bank program?
We are currently working with select partners to grow this program strategically. If you are interested in becoming a partner in the future, please contact our Director of External Relations, Annie Schneider, at Annie@queencitybookbank.org or call (513)621-7323.
We are always happy to provide gently used books to teachers, schools, community partners, and parents. If interested, please contact our Program Coordinator, Shymain Walker, at Shymain@queencitybookbank.org or call (513)621-7323
How can i volunteer at the Queen City Book Bank?
We LOVE our volunteers and cannot accomplish what we do without them! From sorting and shelving books to preparing book orders for delivery to schools, our needs are ever-evolving and we are always eager to welcome new volunteers!
For volunteer opportunities, please create your Better Impact profile here. Any current volunteer opportunities will be posted when you log in to your profile. Please contact our Director of External Relations, Annie Schneider, at Annie@queencitybookbank.org or call (513)621-7323 with any questions.