BookNooks are book shelves that are located in family-friendly places in Lowell, delivering free new and gently used books directly to kids in our community.

Reading is a fun way to foster a life-long love of reading and learning in kids- when kids read for fun, they become stronger readers and students. Studies have shown that the number of books in a child's home directly predicts reading achievement, and long-term academic success. Yet, the average number of books in a low-income family's home is 0.

We invite you to partner with us to bring more books to kids in Lowell.


There are many ways to contribute to the BookNooks:

  • Host a BookNook at your business or organization
  • Host a book drive, we need plenty of newly and gently used children's books to stock our BookNooks!
  • Sponsor a BookNook
  • Volunteer to help collect and sort books, participate in events, and more!

Contact us at Project LEARN for more information on how you can help!

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Current BookNook Locations

Thank you to our sponsors!

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