Book drives are a great way for your child, organization or business to get involved with the LLL. Without your support, we could not provide the books to the children we serve!

Who can hold a book drive?


Children: Consider holding a book drive in your neighborhood over the summer! Sell lemonade and donate the proceeds and books to the LLL. Or, have your scout group or sports team hold a book drive. This is a great way children can participate in philanthropy!

Organizations and Businesses: Advertise your book drive on your social media pages and drive potential new customers/members to your door!

What do I need to hold a book drive?

You will need a collection container and a sign. A plastic storage tote, or several large boxes can do the trick. Contact us and let's create a plan together!

What types of books does the LLL accept?

We accept new and gently used children's books.

  • Ages infant through young adult

  • Fiction and Non-fiction (please, no encyclopedias)

  • Donate children's books that you would be proud to give to a child.

  • Please, no old books that smell musty or that have yellowed over time and no torn covers.

​How long should I hold the book drive?

Most book drives are held for about a month in order to give folks time to learn about the event, then to collect books in their home.

How do I promote my book drive?

We have created some generic signs that can be printed out or used on your social media pages. Check them out here!

What do I do once the drive is over?

After your book drive has ended, if you are in the local West Chester, PA area, we will coordinate a pick up of your books.

Book drive by the American Latino Program students at Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester, PA. December 2019

Book drive held by the Nancy Ellis State Farm Insurance Agency in West Chester, PA.

Girl Scout Troop #4338, Girl Scout Service Unit #637, collected 478 children's books by having a middle school dance hosted by the troop where attendees brought children's books to participate.