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.

Book drives are a fun way for groups to work together to do good in the Nashville community. Hold one in conjunction with an event or just for fun! Book drives can be done with your office, school, place of worship, team, civic group, club, family, neighborhood, or anywhere else you may be involved. Check out our resources below but feel free to have fun with it and make it your own! Thank you for helping us provide books to children who might otherwise have none.

Book Drive Resources

Please feel free to utilize the resources 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.

Scroll to Top