Families interested in making an impact on literacy are encouraged to join us for Story Saturday on March 19!

Want to help students achieve in 2016? Volunteer with Open Books!

This year, we’re celebrating Ten Chapters of the Open Books community. This month’s chapter is Volunteers. Click on the audio to hear messages from some of our favorite volunteers about their time at Open Books!

Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books.

Voicemails from Vols

by Open Books | Ten Chapters

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We collect used books.

All books in good condition are welcome, and all donations are tax-deductible. Find out what we take and how to get them to us.

We sell and grant them.

We give books to students in our instructional programs, donate them to educators and students through our book programs, and sell them in our Chicago stores (West Loop and Pilsen) and online.

They fund our programs.

We provide  transformational literacy experiences for more than 5,000 K-12 students every year, from reading help through novel-writing.

Volunteers = magic.

Volunteers work with our students, organize our books, staff our events, and make everything happen.