About the Project:
The Big Red Bookshelf project places bright red bookshelves stocked with gently-used or new books appropriate for children from birth - 3rd grade in the community where families with young children visit. These books have been donated by community members. Children are invited to take a book home to keep and share!
Find a Big Red Bookshelf:
CHUM Family Shelter - Cared for by AFSCME 3801-UMD
Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women - Cared for by Altrusa International of Duluth, MN
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank - Cared for by Hermantown Food Shelf
St. Luke's Pediatric Associates - Cared for by Duluth Noon Optimist Club
Duluth WIC - Cared for Arrowhead Reading Council
Duluth Grill Family Restaurant - Cared for by Mentor Duluth
Rathke Bachuber Children's Emergency Department at Essentia Health - Cared for by St. Mary's Auxiliary
Lake Superior Community Health Center Dental Clinic - Cared for by Century Link Telephone Pioneers
Proctor Area Community Center (PACC) - Cared for by PACC Academic Tutors
Duluth Area Family YMCA - Cared for by Minnesota Reading Corps
Community Action Duluth-Cared for by Community Action Duluth
Bring your gently-used or new children’s books—appropriate for children ages birth to 3rd grade—to one of our drop-off locations:
The Bookstore at Fitgers
- 600 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Duluth Teachers Credit Union – Collecting books at the following three locations:
- Downtown - 11 West 2nd St.
- Kenwood - 1358 West Arrowhead Road
- Miller Hill - 4433 Trinity Road
Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union
- 30 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN
- 4908 Miller Trunk Hwy. Hermantown, MN 55811
Shear Hair Magic Salon & Spa
- 4899 Miller Trunk Hwy Hermantown, MN 55810
United Way of Greater Duluth
- 424 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Screen Donated Books!
Flexible volunteer opportunity for people of all ages. Screen donated books for content and appropriateness.
Host a Book Drive!
Get your organization, school or business involved.
Book Drive Guide
Book Drive Flyer
Contact Chnice Watson, Community Initiatives Coordinator for more information.