Book Drives
Support Books for Kids
Help Next Door spread access to books so children and families can enjoy reading at home.

Milwaukee Book Drives

Help us secure the keys to our students’ futures.

Research shows that the number of books available to a child may surpass all other variables in predicting their long-term success in school. Every year, Next Door’s Books for Kids distributes, free of charge, more than 100,000 new or “gently used” books to children living in Milwaukee’s Central City.

You can support Next Door and Books for Kids by providing books. Individuals and groups are encouraged to hold book drives to collect gently used/new children’s books. It’s a perfect opportunity for youth groups, confirmation/church groups and scouts to make a real, positive impact on Milwaukee’s children.

For more information or to make a donation, please call Amy Gnadt at 414-376-8900 ext. 266 or email at