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Gently Used Books Open House - June 9th

On June 9th, 2022, Reach Out and Read Minnesota will be holding an open house at our storage facility for gently used books. We will be open both for pick-up of books for our clinic partners, as well as donations of gently used books. Please see the details below. 

Book Pick-up for Clinics

Reach Out and Read Minnesota is offering gently used books for any clinic staff to pick up from our storage site in Richfield on Thursday, June 9th from 10:00am-12:00 pm. You can drop by anytime during these hours to collect books. Books included are birth-young adult, however, we cannot guarantee the availability of a certain age group.

Please reach out to our Program Manager, Janice Haines, at janice@reachoutandreadmn.org if you are planning to come that day and we will send directions to the storage site. (with directions send contact #)

As this is an outdoor storage unit, we will have a rain date of Friday, June 10 from 10am-12pm. and will notify you via email Thursday morning if the day is changed due to inclement weather. 

Please bring boxes for books as we do not have boxes available.

Thank you, and please let us know if you have any questions! 

Book Donations

Reach Out and Read Minnesota is accepting used books for our clinics. Drop-off your gently used books anytime between 9:30am-12:00 pm on Thursday, June 9th at our storage site in Richfield.

Please reach out to our Program Manager, Janice Haines, at janice@reachoutandreadmn.org if you plan to donate and she will send storage site directions.

As this is an outdoor storage unit, the rain date of Friday, June 10 from 9:30 am-12pm. We will notify you via email Thursday morning if the day is changed due to inclement weather. 

Please review our criteria for gently used books here:

We accept:

  • Board books 
  • Picture books
  • Easy readers
  • Chapter books
  • Older readers
  • Book for teens 

We cannot accept:

  • Books with violence/mature themes
  • Books featuring unhealthy habits (unhealthy food, smoking, etc.)
  • Religious books
  • Books for adults/paperbacks
  • Books that are overly worn (ripped out pages, too dirty, etc.)

The families we serve deserve good books in good condition! Please help us out by sorting through your donations to the best of your ability to ensure that the books you are giving are not significantly damaged or inappropriate for our needs.

Right now our clinics have a particular need for middle grade, juvenile, and young adult books, including graphic novels. 

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