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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.

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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!"

Upcoming Events

  • Jul 28, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Gladstone, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    From mysteries, novels, and kids books to biographies, travel guides, and gardening books, we've got thousands of titles, all 50 cents or less!
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  • Aug 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Gladstone, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    Looking for something to read on your next vacation? We've got titles that will please every person in your family!
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  • Sep 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Gladstone, 17777 Webster Rd, Gladstone, OR 97027, USA
    Whether you need novels, kids books, sci-fi and fantasy or books on politics, travel, gardening, and history, we've got you covered!
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