BookEnds, a nonprofit organization based in Southern California, is about kids helping kids. Bookends recycles children's books through student-run book drives and places them in schools and youth organizations in need of books.
BookEnds mission is to recycle children’s books of excellent quality and to create libraries in schools and youth organizations in underserved areas. Only books meeting specific quality guidelines will be considered and accepted, books whose condition and content inspire a child to read.
Bookends diverse recipients include inner-city schools, youth centers, homeless shelters, family literacy centers, after-school enrichments programs, children's group homes and juvenile detention facilities. BookEnds believes that a literate child is the foundation of a thriving community. By providing access to books.