Kids Reading Outdoor

All kids deserve books!

The Clackamas Bookshelf provides free books to low-income children in Clackamas County, with the understanding that widespread access to books offers positive, long-term benefits to our entire community.

SPECIAL STAY HOME OFFER

Surprise Book Bags

 

Need a new-to-you book to read? The Bookshelf is now offering Surprise Book Bags! Let us know your favorite genres or authors and we’ll hand select and deliver a bag of surprise books...right to your front porch.

SPECIAL STAY HOME OFFER

Store Shopping

 

Our store is open by appointment only on Sundays! Wear your mask and shop with only 4 other people during your scheduled hour. See you soon!

20

minutes a day spent reading with a child helps him/her develop critical reading skills

4X

Students who are not proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school

7,800

Number of hours a year kids spend at home 
Kids spend 900 hours at school

Our Impact

Julia Monteith, Oregon Trail School District

The Clackamas Bookshelf was a helping hand for our families during the prolonged COVID-19 school closure. Their mission to support those most in need became a broader imperative as our families sheltered in their homes. Without access to books from their classroom or school library, our students were eager for new stories. As one of our parents said, our kids were “over the moon with fresh books!"

Upcoming Events

  • February Store Shopping Appointments
    Kraxberger Middle School
    Feb 28, 9:00 AM – 1:50 PM
    Kraxberger Middle School, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    Appointments to shop are now available on Sundays in February. Support our mission by purchasing books at our store. Books for kids are 25 cents and books for adults are 50 cents! Every dollar spent buys a book for a child who needs one!
  • Virtual Bingo
    Online Event
    Mar 02, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online Event
    Join us on Dr. Seuss' birthday for a fun game of Bingo at home! More details to come.
  • March Store Shopping Appointments
    Kraxberger Middle School
    Mar 07, 9:00 AM – 1:50 PM
    Kraxberger Middle School, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    Appointments to shop are now available on Sundays in March. Support our mission by purchasing books at our store. Books for kids are 25 cents and books for adults are 50 cents! Every dollar spent buys a book for a child who needs one!
  • March Store Shopping Appointments
    Kraxberger Middle School
    Mar 14, 9:00 AM – 1:50 PM
    Kraxberger Middle School, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    Appointments to shop are now available on Sundays in March. Support our mission by purchasing books at our store. Books for kids are 25 cents and books for adults are 50 cents! Every dollar spent buys a book for a child who needs one!
  • March Store Shopping Appointments
    Kraxberger Middle School
    Mar 21, 9:00 AM – 1:50 PM
    Kraxberger Middle School, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    Appointments to shop are now available on Sundays in March. Support our mission by purchasing books at our store. Books for kids are 25 cents and books for adults are 50 cents! Every dollar spent buys a book for a child who needs one!
  • March Store Shopping Appointments
    Kraxberger Middle School
    Mar 28, 9:00 AM – 1:50 PM
    Kraxberger Middle School, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    Appointments to shop are now available on Sundays in March. Support our mission by purchasing books at our store. Books for kids are 25 cents and books for adults are 50 cents! Every dollar spent buys a book for a child who needs one!

Join Us

in promoting children's literacy
The Clackamas Bookshelf

The Clackamas Bookshelf provides free books to kids in Clackamas County who need them.

Email: info@theclackamasbookshelf.org

Phone: 503-908-3766

Tax ID: 47-1189318

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100,833

Total Books Given
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