About Us

Our Mission

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Bridge of Books’ mission is to provide an ongoing source of books to underprivileged and at-risk children throughout New Jersey in order to support literacy skills and to encourage a love of reading.

Our goal is to get as many books as possible into the hands of New Jersey’s at risk and underserved children. We generally acquire books through book drives and individual donations. Occasionally, we receive overstock books from a publisher or corporate donor. We purchase books to supplement books we receive through donations. We distribute books through various agencies, community events, schools and other venues.

We operate in accordance with several core beliefs:

• All children should have ongoing and ready access to age appropriate books.
• Books in the home have the power to change lives – providing an understanding of the world, encouraging imagination and promoting dreams.
• Sharing books strengthens communities.
• Good books should never be read only once.