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Maryland Book Bank

The Maryland Book Bank has provides new and gently used children's books to disadvantaged families in Baltimore. 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 Maryland 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

http://marylandbookbank.org/directions.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 Maryland Book Bank.  In case the guard is not at the desk, we'll post a phone number for the Book Bank 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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  • Kristi M.

    Really enjoyed today's event. Looking forward to doing it again.

    April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry this is so late but my recovering tennis elbow is bothering me again (grrr...), and I need to cancel. Very sorry :( and hope to join you in the future.

    April 19, 2014

  • Suna

    Was a phone number ever sent out in case we need to ask the staff to open the gates?

    April 19, 2014

    • Mitch

      There should be a phone number posted near the buzzer if the guard isn't at the desk.

      April 19, 2014

    • Suna

      Okay. Thanks!

      April 19, 2014

  • Gregg

    Sorry to cancel this late. I accepted a job in Denver Thursday, and I'm moving in two weeks but still gonna give my two weeks notice. So I'd better use my Saturday to downsize and start to pack. I totally forgot about tomorrow. Thank you Mitch for all the work you do with this group. I'll miss the food and book banks and all the good people who volunteer at both places. Best wishes to all of you! God Bless!

    April 18, 2014

    • Mitch

      Gregg: Congrats on the new job. Best of luck in Denver.

      April 18, 2014

  • Kristi M.

    Hi - I'm reconfirming - I'll be there Saturday.

    April 17, 2014

  • Tony

    Anyone coming from west of baltimore that wants to carpool, let me know. You can marvel at my GPS getting possessed once it realizes it's in Baltimore.

    April 17, 2014

  • Paul

    I almost forgot, I'm going to Chicago 4/17 - 4/21.

    April 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry to cancel...

    April 5, 2014

    • Mitch

      Not a problem. Thanks for the early update.

      April 5, 2014

  • Mitch

    I will be out of town that day, but this is a well-organized event, so everyone should be in good hands with the Book Bank volunteer coordinators.

    I'm planning to return to the Book Bank in May.

    March 29, 2014

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