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 our dropbox at:

Creator Lutheran Church

13250 SE Sunnyside Road

Clackamas, OR 97015

Mon–Thurs: 9:30am–3:00pm


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

Benjamin Misley

Winnie the Pooh Level - $500–999

Gladstone Family Dentistry

Mary Jo Armbrust

Michael Milch - In memory of Nancy Peters Milch

Ramona Quimby Level - $250–499

Erika Spooner

OBC Northwest, Inc.

Roof Masters Inc.

The Velveteen Rabbit Level - Up to $249

Alpha Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma

Katie Beebe

Janet Bell

Carrie Brewer

Mary Ellen Fetrow

John Gallucci

Peter M. Harmon

Lauren Herrington

Charlotte Iliff

Jan Indermill

Kirk Krause

Gay Liebert

Olivia Mathis

Nancy McAuliffe

Janet McCullough

Sally Melcher

Jeff Meucci

Sharon Meucci

Milwaukie Portland Elks Antlers

Tara Noland

Rene Ormae-Jarmer

Michelle Packer

Kathryn Preston

Jason Reed

Jim Remensperger

Leslie Robinette

Myranda Rusie

Lisa & Jeni Schmutzler

Sarah Stowe

Elizabeth Thornton

Margaret Thornton

Mary Warren

Bruce W. Webb

L. Marlene Westerfield

Western Wood Structures, Inc.

Pamela Zemp