The Sixth Annual Children’s Book Harvest Book Drive Is Here

The Rieke Service Club is partnering with the Children’s Book Bank on the sixth annual Children's Book Harvest book drive. Why? Because ALL children, regardless of means, should grow up surrounded by and experiencing books! 

Bring in gently used or new books appropriate for babies, toddlers, and elementary age children. Drop off your books in the marked boxes, which will be in each classroom and in the entryway across from the office. We’ll be collecting books from October 15 through October 31.

Children's books featuring children of color and books in Spanish are greatly needed. Consider donating new books that reflect the wonderful diversity of the Portland community. Cash donations allow The Children's Book Bank to purchase book in Spanish and other much needed books not generally collected in the book drive. Families who wish to contribute cash to support the Children's Book Harvest may donate here

For more information, please email Kerri Norman at

The Children's Book Harvest is an annual community-wide book drive that takes place each fall to help The Children's Book Bank gather and provide books to thousands of children in our community who might not otherwise have books of their own at home. Schools, businesses, congregations, and other organizations help build our book supply by organizing local book drives, making it easy for families to pass along the books their children have outgrown. Throughout the year, books gathered during the Children’s Book Harvest are cleaned, restored, and carefully curated and distributed to local area families.  Picture books are thoughtfully bundled into mini-collections to help Head Start families build regular reading habits. Books for school-age children are sorted by grade level and distributed each spring to high needs schools who then hold free books fairs. Thousands of books also find their way into homes of families desperately in need of them via food pantries, community health care clinics, and youth camps.