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Big Red Bookshelf




More Books For More Kids

The Big Red Bookshelf project places bright red bookshelves stocked with gently-used or new books appropriate for children from birth - 3rd grade in the community where families with young children visit. These books have been donated by community members. Children are invited to take a book home to keep and share!  View the current Big Red Bookshelf locations list here.

Donate Books! 

Bring your gently-used or new children’s books—appropriate for children ages birth to 3rd grade—to our office.  Books can be delivered Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30 PM at United Way 999 East Main St. Ravenna, OH (second floor of the Chemical Bank bldg).

Host a Book Drive!

Coordinate your efforts with your co-workers, family, neighbors or community groups and conduct a book drive. Donated books will be used to create new bookshelves and to re-stock existing locations. 

Build a Shelf

Are you good with your hands?  Would you like to help promote the love of reading?  Volunteer to build the next Big Red Bookshelf and help bring the love of reading to even more kids in Portage County.  Cleck HERE for a complete set of building plans and material list.  NOTE:  The paint should be Sherwin Williams Real Red #SW6868.


BRB Flyer                       BRB Photo Gallery

BRB Locations               Donation Intake Form

Book Placement Fom    Agency Report Form

Bookshelf Building Plans

Big Red Bookshelf Interest Form