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Book It Forward!


Book it forwardBook it Forward! – a joint initiative of Idaho Voices for Children and The Cabin Literary Center– is dedicated to increasing access to books. We collect new and gently-used books and get them to kids to help them on their reading journey.

Kids are learning to read up until third grade, and after that, they read to learn.  Reading proficiently at the end of third grade is the single most important factor in their success in school. Yet there are too few books for kids in low-income homes, which is a barrier to developing their reading proficiency.

Here’s how you can help:

Interested in Hosting a Book Drive? 

You can hold your own book drive for Book it Forward! Book drives are a fun and rewarding way to engage your school, organization and/or friends in efforts to increase access to books in Idaho. If you are interested in hosting a book drive, please download, complete, and return our registration form.

In Boise, you can drop off new and gently used books at the following locations:

What have we accomplished so far?


For information on donating books, to request books, or to volunteer, contact Diane Schwarz,

Need a receipt for a donation?

Click here for a tax receipt form.