MLK Day of Service Book Drive

Donate New and Used Books:  January 5-18 

For our annual MLK Jr. Mitzvah Day at CBJ, we are organizing a book drive. Please consider donating new and gently used books to promote literacy in our community!  Any children’s books we collect for ages 0-18 will be donated to The Children’s Book Project, which distributes thousands of free books every month to children in the Bay Area who need them. If you are able to purchase new books to donate, here is a wish list. Especially appreciated are books that feature Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) heroes, and books in Spanish and Chinese. 

Please DO NOT donate textbooks, encyclopedias, library discards, moldy, torn, smelly, or obsolete books.

Any books we receive for adults will be donated to local libraries or to Goodwill.

Please bring books in a plastic bag (in case of damp weather) to either of these locations from  January 5-18:  

  • CBJ (leave books during weekday business hours on cart on the patio; call 650-366-8481 first to make sure gate to parking lot is open; gates close early on Fridays)
  • Leeb residence, 17 Waterside Circle, Redwood Shores (drop off 8am-10pm, and ring the doorbell or text Linda at 650-248-5322)

Books will be sorted by volunteers on MLK Day REGISTER HERE