SAReads Children’s Book Drive
The SAReads® Childen’s Book Drive and Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive, in addition to numerous independent community book drives and donations, supply the SAReads® Book Bank with thousands of new and gently-used children and teen titles.
The Children’s Book Drive features over 50 collection locations throughout Greater Bexar County, including all YMCA of Greater San Antonio locations, all San Antonio Public Library branches, all Firstmark Credit Union branches, The Twig Book Shop and Dead Tree Books.
Members of the community host book drives for SAReads®. Contact us to host your own book drive. SAReads® will provide everything you need.
Host an SAReads Book Drive
The SAReads® Book Bank provides books for children and their families throughout Bexar County, many of which are receiving books for the first time. You can help by organizing an independent book drive through your school, workplace or organization.
What We Accept
New or gently used books
Books for children in pre-school through high school. Download a guide to appropriate books for each age range.
Bilingual (Spanish) books
What We Do Not Accept
Books in poor condition. This includes books with torn bindings, missing or torn pages, water damage, missing covers, etc.
Workbooks, activity books and coloring books
Encyclopedias & dictionaries
Read frequently asked questions about the SAReads® Book Bank, donations and book requests.