Book Donations
Help Us Collect Books
With your support, we can bring more story time into a child's life and develop a love of reading early on.

Donate Books to Next Door

Your new & gently used books can nurture a lifelong love of reading.

Financial contributions aren’t the only way to support Next Door’s mission to help Milwaukee’s central city children get a strong start to their education. We also need new and gently used books for our Books For Kids program, with stories appropriate for children from birth to five years old.

Here is a list of our favorite titles:

  • “Are you my Mother?”
  • “Chicka Chicka, Boom Boom”
  • “The Snowy Day”
  • “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
  • “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”
  • “The Cat in the Hat”
  • “Where the Wild Things Are”
  • “Snowballs”
  • “Corduroy”
  • “Clifford the Big Red Dog”
  • “Who’s Toes Are Those?”
  • “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters”
  • “Big Hair, Don’t Care”
  • “Mama-Panya’s Pancakes”
  • “Full, Full, Full of Love”

For more information, please call Jackie Shanti at 414.999.2509 or email her at