• What We Do

    Access Books Bay Area approaches the important work of bridging the gap in access to literacy through a variety of different programs, including our Library refurbishment projects, as well our COVID response programs.

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  • Get Involved

    Your generosity is what makes our work possible. Whether you support us financially or with your time and expertise, you can take personal responsibility for the lives that we touch and the children whose literacy experience is enriched and improved by our work.


  • Why We Do It

    We believe that access to education is a fundamental human right. And children growing up in poverty in the Bay Area are suffering from multiple educational disadvantages, primary among them being unequal access to quality libraries that instill a love of reading that can lead to lifelong gains in educational achievement. School libraries in California are in crisis, and students are suffering the consequences.

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School libraries in the Bay Area need help. That's where we come in.

Donate New Books from our Wishlist

One great way to support our work and provide high quality books for book boxes, classrooms, and libraries is to donate new books from our Amazon wishlist.


Current & Upcoming Events:

  • Volunteer Opportunity on August 6 in Menlo Park, sign up here.
  • Installing the first 6 little libraries for Read In Color program in San Francisco. You can support this program by purchasing from our Read in Color Wishlist.
    • Next Read in Color library will be installed at the Booker T. Washington Community Center, 800 Presidio Ave, SF, on Thursday, August 4th. Come join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony from 5:00 - 5:30pm on August 4th!

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