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Baltimore Reads Book Bank

The Baltimore Reads Book Bank has provided more than 1,000,000 new and gently used children's books to disadvantaged families in Baltimore since 1992. Their goal is to spark family reading at home by making sure there are plenty of books available.

Volunteers are needed to help organize books at the Book Bank. On days when the weather is favorable, volunteer organizers at the Book Bank often arrange for volunteers to work outdoors! 

This event has been very popular with volunteers who work with children. An extra benefit of sorting books for the Baltimore Reads Book Bank is the nostalgia trip you'll experience when you see books that you just might remember from your childhood...!

For those who are interested, we may go to lunch at a nearby restaurant after this event.



How to find the warehouse:

The Book Bank is located at the rear entrance of The Baltimore Sun warehouse complex, where parking is available for all volunteers.

The Book Bank can be difficult to find, so be sure to follow the directions at

www.baltimorereads.org/directions-and-hours.html

The rear entrance on Guilford Road is a locked gate.  In order to gain entrance, you will need to use the intercom on the left side of the gate and tell the guard that you're a volunteer for Baltimore Reads.  In case the guard is not at his desk, we'll post a phone number for the Baltimore Reads staff, who will come out to open the gate.

One of our volunteers has made a short YouTube video (about 1 minute in length) that might help you find the warehouse.  The video starts at the intersection of  N. Calvert St. and E. Centre St., goes through the back entrance gate on Guilford Ave, and ends at the door of the Book Bank warehouse.   This video can be found at http://youtu.be/I5cwEo_aKfQ .


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  • Susan

    Mitch, Thanks for organizing this meet-up! Had a great time! Met some really nice people.

    January 18, 2014

  • William M.

    Had some fun here and I'm looking forward to coming back next time!

    January 18, 2014

  • SIA

    Hello,

    January 18, 2014

  • SIA

    Hello,

    January 18, 2014

  • Mitch

    We now have a couple people on the waiting list, so please remember to update your RSVP as soon as possible if you can't make it. Preferably no later than Thursday, to give enough advance notice to anyone being moved up from the waiting list.

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I bring someone with me??

    January 12, 2014

    • Mitch

      We currently have a waiting list, but hopefully a spot will open up soon for you to add a +1.

      January 12, 2014

  • Mitch

    Looks like this event is almost full. Don't forget to update your RSVP if you can't make it.

    January 6, 2014

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