Each year Book’em places reading volunteers in dozens of classrooms in Nashville’s inner city and gives tens of thousands of books to underserved children.

There is still so much more that needs to be done.

Please consider giving money, holding a book drive, volunteering your time and helping us spread the word about the need in our city.



Every $2 provides a book to a child in need.

You may mail checks to:


161 Rains Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203-5330

or you may donate online using one of the buttons below:


You can give to Book’em through United Way, Combined Federal Campaign and Metro Employees’ Consolidated Charities Campaign.

EIN 58-2000621

United Way 7081

CFC  30999

MECCC 7081


CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP opportunities are available. Contact Melissa Spradlin at ceo@bookem-kids.org or 615-255-1820 for more information.



We welcome donations of new and like-new children’s books from board books to chapter books (ages 0-18). Contact Book’em at books@bookem-kids.org or (615) 255-1820 for more information or to schedule a donation time.

Resources are available if you would like to host a book drive at your office, place of worship, school, etc. Thank you for helping us provide books to Nashville children who might otherwise have none.

Book Drive Resources

We have absolutely everything you need in the links below:

Our plea to you – The Impact of Book Drives

Book Drive Components

Book Drive Flyer

Book Drop Box Sign

Book Drive Donation Form



Book’em Book Wish Lists are available at Parnassus and Amazon.com. Simply ask any bookseller at Parnassus about suitable books you can purchase for Book’em.  Our greatest need is for early readers and chapter books for elementary aged students.