Donate a book. Rewrite a kid's story.
When you donate a new or gently used children’s book during our Half Pint Library Book Drive from April 1-30, we’ll match your donation. The books will help build libraries in schools, afterschool programs and other nonprofits. Together, we can make a positive impact on the life stories of local kids.
Thanks to the generous support of our customers and employees, we were able to donate more than 333,885 of new and gently used children's books to area kids for the 2018 Half Pint Library Book Drive & Giveaway Events. Check out our photo gallery to see just how much fun we had giving away books!
The Half Pint Library book drive is hosted each year by Half Price Books to collect and distribute children’s books to those in need. From April 1–30, stop by any of our locations to donate new and gently used children’s books, and Half Price Books will match each book donated! The books will be distributed to non-profit organizations and schools at giveaway events in May.
Need books for your classroom or cause?
It is our goal to distribute books to as many different nonprofit community organizations as possible and to be safe and fair at all times. 501(c)(3) nonprofits and schools are invited to attend any Half Pint Library book giveaway event. The following events are organized in alphabetical order by state/city. If you missed the giveaway event in your area, but would like to request books for your classroom or cause, please fill out a Donations Request Form. Plus, you can join our email list to receive a reminder about these giveaway events in the future.
Supplies may be limited. Events are first-come, first-served. Get there early, the books are going fast!