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Baltimore Reads Book Bank

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  • Baltimore Reads Book Bank

    501 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD (map)

    39.295318 -76.611732

  • 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

    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 .

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  • Mitch

    Looks like we're canceling due to the forecast of snow Fri night and Sat morning. I'll send out an email with the details.

    February 14, 2014

  • Mitch

    I'm seeing a forecast of an undetermined amount of snow overnight. I'm checking with the Book Bank to see if they'll be open tomorrow.

    Hopefully I'll be sending out an update later today.

    February 14, 2014

  • Meridith

    I'm so sorry to cancel at the last minute. My work schedule changed because of the weather. Hope to make it next time.

    February 14, 2014

  • William M.

    Drat! Have to cancel out for the month. I'll be out of town for a family thing. Hope to see you guys next month.

    February 11, 2014

  • Mitch

    The event is now full and is starting to generate a waiting list.

    Please remember to update your RSVP as soon as possible if you aren't able to make it to this event.

    February 9, 2014


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