SAReads Book Bank
Many children do not have books at home. Many teachers must pay out-of-pocket to purchase books for their classrooms. The SAReads® Book Bank is working to eradicate book deserts in San Antonio and supplement classroom libraries by giving free books to students, teachers, schools and nonprofits. The book bank is a clearinghouse for collecting, cleaning, sorting and redistributing books to the community located inside the Gulfdale branch of Firstmark Credit Union. Since the book bank began in 2010, SAReads has donated over 300,000 books to teachers for their classroom libraries, children for their home libraries and organizations for the children they serve.
Requesting & Selecting Books
We are continually restocking our bookshelves with donated books and filling community requests for books. Please click box below to submit your book request. We look forward to providing your books soon.
The SAReads Summer 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 Summer Book Drive features 60 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, all San Antonio Whole Foods Market locations, 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.