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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.

ENDS JANUARY 31

Surprise Book Bags

 

Need a new-to-you book to read? The Bookshelf is offering Surprise Book Bags through the month of January! 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.

NO APPOINTMENT

Store Shopping

 

Starting in January, come shop our store without an appointment! See the Events page for scheduled dates/times.

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

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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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Wonderful Life Distribution

Steven Smelser Homes, Inc.

Thomas Cellars, Inc.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 04, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Kraxberger Middle School, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    **CASH ONLY** Appointments not needed! Support our mission by purchasing books at our store. Books for adults are 50 cents and books for kids are 10 cents. Every dollar spent buys a book for a child who needs one! There is no restroom on the premises.
  • Feb 19, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Kraxberger Middle School, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    **CASH ONLY** Appointments not needed! Support our mission by purchasing books at our store. Books for adults are 50 cents and books for kids are 10 cents. Every dollar spent buys a book for a child who needs one! There is no restroom on the premises.

Join Us

in promoting children's literacy
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