KidsRead/Books for NYC Schools


We have three ways to give to our KidsRead/KidsWrite/Books for NYC Schools programs. You can make a tax-deductible donation, or you can purchase or donate books to specific schools' wish lists, or you can bring us K-12 appropriate books. 


Check out our wishlists:


The Academy for Young Writers 


Bronx Envision Academy


The Union Settlement Association 


The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women 


Click on these links to find out more about these great schoools and to see their wish lists of specific books. You can buy the books directly from our site!



Make a tax-deductible cash donation:


Donate via our online store (please note in the comments section that your donation is for KidsRead/KidsWrite/Books for NYC Schools) or PayPal so we can purchase books for you




About Books for NYC Schools


Through Books for NYC Schools, we reach out to schools-in-need in the five boroughs and implement book drives to help supply books to public school libraries and classes, and to youth organizations in the city. As a result of conducting regular outreach to a list of over 600 public schools in the five boroughs, we now have 75 schools and organizations signed on to the program, and that list grows each month. Our donations include everything from picture books for beginning readers to literary fiction for high-schoolers. When the program began in 2010, we gathered 5,000 books for school libraries, classes and youth organizations in the city. In 2011, we built the program to gather 20,000 books and in 2012, 35,000. In addition to sending groups of donated books to each school for their library, we also work directly with the schools to get class “wish lists” from teachers. When schools have particular requests not met by the books donated, we try to fulfill these school-specific needs through partnerships with publishers and generous individuals.