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 once a week! 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!"

Corporate Sponsors

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Steven Smelser Homes, Inc.

Upcoming Events

  • Store Shopping Appointments
    Kraxberger Middle School
    Dec 04, 9:00 AM – 12:50 PM PST
    Kraxberger Middle School, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    Support our mission by purchasing books at our store. Books for adults are 50 cents and books for kids are 25 cents. Every dollar spent buys a book for a child who needs one!
  • Store Shopping Appointments
    Kraxberger Middle School
    Dec 12, 9:00 AM PST – Dec 13, 12:50 PM PST
    Kraxberger Middle School, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    Support our mission by purchasing books at our store. Books for adults are 50 cents and books for kids are 25 cents. Every dollar spent buys a book for a child who needs one!
  • Store Shopping Appointments
    Kraxberger Middle School
    Dec 19, 9:00 AM – 12:50 PM PST
    Kraxberger Middle School, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    Support our mission by purchasing books at our store. Books for adults are 50 cents and books for kids are 25 cents. Every dollar spent buys a book for a child who needs one!
  • Store Shopping Appointments
    Kraxberger Middle School
    Jan 02, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:50 PM PST
    Kraxberger Middle School, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    Support our mission by purchasing books at our store. Books for adults are 50 cents and books for kids are 25 cents. Every dollar spent buys a book for a child who needs one!

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