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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© 2019 by The Clackamas Bookshelf

Support Us


Give a Monetary Donation

Your donation allows us to purchase high-interest, diverse books for children from pre-K through high school.

By Mail

PO Box 743
Gladstone, OR 97027


Make a tax deductible donation‏.

Over the Phone

It's easy to donate offline too.

Tel: 503-908-3766

Attend a Fundraising Event

Whether you shop at our monthly book sale or attend a Dine for Dollars event, you're helping to ensure that kids in Clackamas County get books to enjoy at home.

"Students get so excited when they get to choose a book to keep. Many can't believe that they actually get to keep it, and sometimes ask me several times if they really don't have to return it. The day students choose a book, they want to spend the whole day reading it! I have observed this ownership results in an enjoyment for reading that students may not have otherwise."

Karen Zerzan, Kraxberger Middle School

Donate Books

We accept all books except encyclopedias and dictionaries. New and gently-used children’s books will go directly to kids who need them; books for adults (literature, cookbooks, etc.) will be sold to help fund our mission. Team up with your workplace or service group to host a book drive.


Please make an appointment to arrange delivery of your donated books. Or drop them in one of our dropbox locations.


Come to a cleaning session. Gather some friends or co-workers, and contact us to arrange to have your own, personal cleaning party.


Support children's literacy just by doing your shopping. It costs you nothing and doesn't affect your personal rewards!


Our donors are key to our mission

Donors in the last 12 months

The Cat in the Hat Level - $1,000–2,499

Millie Little

Benjamin Misley

Winnie the Pooh Level - $500–999

Gladstone Family Dentistry

Michael Milch - In memory of Nancy Peters Milch

Jim Remensperger

Ramona Quimby Level - $250–499

Mary Jo Armbrust - In memory of Michael Armbrust

Shauna Kimble

Candace Krause

Gay Liebert

Katherine Liebert

NW Natural

OBC Northwest, Inc.

Roof Masters Inc.

Erika Spooner

Elizabeth Thornton

The Velveteen Rabbit Level - Up to $249

Christopher Abel

Alpha Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma

Nancy Bailey

Katie Beebe

Janet Bell

Deb Carroll

Dawn Colvin

Karen Currier

Mary-Elise Diedrich

Natashia Duncan

Torea Frey

Lori Gilinsky

Becky Gradwahl

Angie Henderson

Lauren Herrington

Charlotte Iliff

Jan Indermill

Barbara Jensen

Allison Kennedy

Janice Krause

Olivia Mathis

Janet McCullough

Sally Melcher

Jeff Meucci

Tara Noland

Rene Ormae-Jarmer

Michelle Packer

Kathryn Preston

Jason Reed

Leslie Robinette

Christine Ryan - In memory of Claire Zahm

Pam Ryan - In honor of Claire Zahm

Lisa & Jeni Schmutzler

Starbucks - Oak Grove

Sarah Stowe

Kaitlin Sullivan

Meribeth Sullivan

Margaret Thornton - In memory of Marjorie Fliniau

Thrivent Financial

Mary Warren

Linda Westerfield

Western Wood Structures, Inc.

The Wiancko Family