In 2021, a partnership with Blue Manatee Literacy Project led to the development of the Queen City Book Bank (QCBB). QCBB opened to serve as a literacy hub and to launch our signature curated book distribution program which provides K-6th grade students with 10 free, new books per year. By the end of their seven years in the QCBB program, students will have 70 books to build their very own at-home library. The program is unique in that it offers an online forum for teachers and educators to select books based on each child's reading level, interests, and background.
Additionally, the Literacy Network offices moved to our 20,000 sq. foot space which serves as a community hub for information and literacy outreach. We offer individual and group volunteer opportunities, share information on literacy services, hold community book give-a-ways and provide space for a variety of outreach and education meetings/events.
The QCBB is the forward-facing entity for our organization but Literacy Network legacy programs will continue to thrive and grow. We are energized to serve schools, families and our community for decades to come!
How can my class/school participate in the QCBB program?
We are working diligently to scale the program to serve the resourcing needs for 35,000 k-6th grade students who lack reliable, targeted book access. 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, Liz Asman, at Liz.email@example.com or call (513)621-7323
How can i volunteer?
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.