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.


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.


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


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


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

Our Impact

Sam Thompson, Carus School

Our kids loved it! In one class, kids actually liked it so much that we had some that took their book bags outside with them to recess and read them out there, and had a 'book club.’ The teacher loved so much that kids had these personalized bags, she expanded it this year within her class so that more kids could benefit.

Upcoming Events

June Book Sale
Kraxberger Middle School

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in promoting children's literacy
The Clackamas Bookshelf

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


Phone: 503-908-3766

Tax ID: 47-1189318

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