Help Build Home Libraries
61% of low-income kids have no books in their homes. And about 1 in 3 students on the South and West Sides lack the broadband access they need for virtual learning. Building home libraries is vital to children’s success, and Open Books can help — with a little help from you!
Check out the many ways you can support our mission to get more books into the hands of Chicago kids.
Open Books | Open MindsLearn More
Purchase a selected set of 3 or 5 books featuring diverse characters and cultures for early-grade children, and Open Books provides the same book bundles to children in the North Lawndale community.
Gift of BooksLearn More
Every book that you buy from this list will be distributed to Chicago kids in under-resourced communities via CPS meal distribution and community partners.
Dolly Parton Imagination LibraryLearn More
Open Books brings Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Chicago, providing free books mailed monthly for children ages 0-5!
Classic Book GrantsLearn More
Free books for educators and nonprofit organizations serving low-income communities within the Chicagoland area!