Books4cause

Books4cause We run book drives on college campuses and in the local Chicago area Books4Cause runs book drives and book donation campaigns which help fund and support various initiatives locally, nationally, and around the world.
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Since we began arranging book donation drives in early 2006, we have raised thousands of dollars for our non-profit partners and salvaged tens of thousands of books that were headed for landfills. We are expanding our focus to support additional causes and continue to help those in need. We reprocess donated books in several ways. Books with resale value are sold in online marketplaces. For every

Since we began arranging book donation drives in early 2006, we have raised thousands of dollars for our non-profit partners and salvaged tens of thousands of books that were headed for landfills. We are expanding our focus to support additional causes and continue to help those in need. We reprocess donated books in several ways. Books with resale value are sold in online marketplaces. For every

Operating as usual

Tomorrow (8/11) and next Wednesday (8/18) we’re partnering up with @atgtvshow for a storytime plus more! Stop by at 2pm ...
08/10/2021

Tomorrow (8/11) and next Wednesday (8/18) we’re partnering up with @atgtvshow for a storytime plus more!

Stop by at 2pm to check it out 🪴

#books4cause #atgtvshow #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagocommunity

Tomorrow (8/11) and next Wednesday (8/18) we’re partnering up with @atgtvshow for a storytime plus more!

Stop by at 2pm to check it out 🪴

#books4cause #atgtvshow #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagocommunity

We’re adding some color to our back wall thanks to @artmaskaa 🎨Here’s where we are today, here’s where we started, and y...
08/05/2021

We’re adding some color to our back wall thanks to @artmaskaa 🎨

Here’s where we are today, here’s where we started, and you’ll have to stop by to see where we end up!

But! If you stop by today, you’ve even got the chance of finding @andriy_easterngrowl ‘s new book of poetry called “Eastern Growl, Poems of Ardor” 🔵

The now Chicago-local Valnyuk’s poems are rooted in experience through the Ukrainian revolution. Check it out while also catching some local tunes..
🎶 🎵 🎶
..because it’s Chicago Music Thursday too! Today all the local music’s streaming via Bandcamp while our record player has made way for the new mural and we prepare ourselves for another @bandcamp Friday tomorrow. Take our lead and keep discovering all the phenomenal local art in Chicago!

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #freebooks #chicagomusicthursday #chicagoart

A little update from @books4cause Avondale innnnnncoming 💌We’ve got some fun things coming up and can’t wait to share de...
07/27/2021

A little update from @books4cause Avondale innnnnncoming 💌

We’ve got some fun things coming up and can’t wait to share details about them with you all. Wonderful little happenings that include puppets, juggling, paint, conversations, and of course more books!

Pop by and/or keep an eye on our upcoming posts and stories for specifics!

Also, today we’ll be bittersweetly changing our “post-it poem” community canvas space into something new. The time has come for something fresh for you all to add to, and it’s probably for the best because we don’t think any more post-its will even fit 😳

Thanks to everyone who added to the communal poem and made our free bookstore just that much more lovely ❤️ We’ll be sharing some of our favorite additions on our story today 😉

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #freebooks #chicagocommunity

A little update from @books4cause Avondale innnnnncoming 💌

We’ve got some fun things coming up and can’t wait to share details about them with you all. Wonderful little happenings that include puppets, juggling, paint, conversations, and of course more books!

Pop by and/or keep an eye on our upcoming posts and stories for specifics!

Also, today we’ll be bittersweetly changing our “post-it poem” community canvas space into something new. The time has come for something fresh for you all to add to, and it’s probably for the best because we don’t think any more post-its will even fit 😳

Thanks to everyone who added to the communal poem and made our free bookstore just that much more lovely ❤️ We’ll be sharing some of our favorite additions on our story today 😉

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #freebooks #chicagocommunity

Things stay nice and colorful around here 🌈 More books have made their way onto our shelves for you to find — and we’re ...
07/20/2021

Things stay nice and colorful around here 🌈

More books have made their way onto our shelves for you to find — and we’re open for browsing every day from 12-5pm!

Get outside and get over here 🙂

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #freebookschicago

Things stay nice and colorful around here 🌈

More books have made their way onto our shelves for you to find — and we’re open for browsing every day from 12-5pm!

Get outside and get over here 🙂

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #freebookschicago

Our author event with Cody Lee (@codyleechicago) last night was a rockin time! Thanks to everyone who joined us— and eve...
07/15/2021

Our author event with Cody Lee (@codyleechicago) last night was a rockin time!

Thanks to everyone who joined us— and everyone that couldn’t be there will just have to grab their own copy of The Everys!

Stay tuned for more events to come! And in the meantime, stop by and find some new reads. Today’s a great day, it’s Chicago Music Thursday, so last night’s rock will continue to roll 🤘

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagoauthorevent #chicagomusicthursday

Our author event with Cody Lee (@codyleechicago) last night was a rockin time!

Thanks to everyone who joined us— and everyone that couldn’t be there will just have to grab their own copy of The Everys!

Stay tuned for more events to come! And in the meantime, stop by and find some new reads. Today’s a great day, it’s Chicago Music Thursday, so last night’s rock will continue to roll 🤘

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagoauthorevent #chicagomusicthursday

Free books, more inside! A look up our sidewalk on Milwaukee Ave on this overcast but dry (🤞) afternoon 🌤 Folks have bee...
07/13/2021

Free books, more inside!

A look up our sidewalk on Milwaukee Ave on this overcast but dry (🤞) afternoon 🌤

Folks have been stopping by and discovering some stellar reads to take home today. You should do the same!

And reminder, tomorrow evening (7/14) at 7pm we’re hosting an author event to hear a short reading from The Everys by @codyleechicago — so make a plan to stop by and celebrate it with us!

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #freebooks #chicagoauthorevent

Free books, more inside!

A look up our sidewalk on Milwaukee Ave on this overcast but dry (🤞) afternoon 🌤

Folks have been stopping by and discovering some stellar reads to take home today. You should do the same!

And reminder, tomorrow evening (7/14) at 7pm we’re hosting an author event to hear a short reading from The Everys by @codyleechicago — so make a plan to stop by and celebrate it with us!

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #freebooks #chicagoauthorevent

Here’s our Avondale free library table loaded up with puzzles, games, activity books, flash cards — all types of things ...
07/08/2021

Here’s our Avondale free library table loaded up with puzzles, games, activity books, flash cards — all types of things that pair well with any type of July day. And, as always, it’s all free!!

Stop by soon! And if it’s today, you’ll catch some Chicago tunes because it’s Chicago Music Thursday 🙂🙃🙂

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagomusicthursday #freebookschicago

Here’s our Avondale free library table loaded up with puzzles, games, activity books, flash cards — all types of things that pair well with any type of July day. And, as always, it’s all free!!

Stop by soon! And if it’s today, you’ll catch some Chicago tunes because it’s Chicago Music Thursday 🙂🙃🙂

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagomusicthursday #freebookschicago

We’re very excited to announce an author event at the Avondale free library on Wednesday (7/14) at 7pm! We’ll be celebra...
07/07/2021

We’re very excited to announce an author event at the Avondale free library on Wednesday (7/14) at 7pm!

We’ll be celebrating the release of The Everys with author Cody Lee (@codyleechicago)! There’ll be a short reading from the new book, space for a few questions and discussion, and of course time to chat and browse the free library shelves.

The Everys is a super unique release by a Chicago author that we’re so excited to share our appreciation for! A masterful screenplay that’s a pilot episode in print. An ode to and a satirization of all the familial sitcoms saying the same thing.

You’ve gotta get your hands on this one— mark your calendar and make a plan to join us!

And with an in-person event, a note on safety:
We are eager to welcome you into our Avondale free library for events safely. We will be monitoring capacity conditions and will continue to follow CDC and local government guidelines.

Currently, anyone that is fully vaccinated is not required to wear a face mask for our events.

For those that are not vaccinated, face masks are required.

We will not be checking for vaccine cards — we are a community space and rely on your honesty and trust to help us keep you, the city of Chicago, and our people safe.

We will update this policy, week by week, as needed.

Stay safe and get vaccinated if you can!

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagoliterature #chicagoauthorevent

We’re very excited to announce an author event at the Avondale free library on Wednesday (7/14) at 7pm!

We’ll be celebrating the release of The Everys with author Cody Lee (@codyleechicago)! There’ll be a short reading from the new book, space for a few questions and discussion, and of course time to chat and browse the free library shelves.

The Everys is a super unique release by a Chicago author that we’re so excited to share our appreciation for! A masterful screenplay that’s a pilot episode in print. An ode to and a satirization of all the familial sitcoms saying the same thing.

You’ve gotta get your hands on this one— mark your calendar and make a plan to join us!

And with an in-person event, a note on safety:
We are eager to welcome you into our Avondale free library for events safely. We will be monitoring capacity conditions and will continue to follow CDC and local government guidelines.

Currently, anyone that is fully vaccinated is not required to wear a face mask for our events.

For those that are not vaccinated, face masks are required.

We will not be checking for vaccine cards — we are a community space and rely on your honesty and trust to help us keep you, the city of Chicago, and our people safe.

We will update this policy, week by week, as needed.

Stay safe and get vaccinated if you can!

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagoliterature #chicagoauthorevent

FREE book FRIDAY 🤩This week we’ve got a copy of “What Could Be Saved” by @lieseschwarzwriter !Liese O’Halloran Schwarz’s...
07/02/2021

FREE book FRIDAY 🤩

This week we’ve got a copy of “What Could Be Saved” by @lieseschwarzwriter !

Liese O’Halloran Schwarz’s novel is captivating and immersive. It’s about loss and regret, trust and betrayal, and a shattered family whose secrets are coming to light.

Be the first to pop into our Avondale free library and mention this post to get your hands on this one!

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #freebookfriday

06/30/2021

It might rain outside, but that only makes it nicer to be inside our Avondale free library 🌈

Right now we’ve got a table full of activity books, games, and puzzles to help entertain anyone during these longer summer days. Plus, tenemos mas libros en espanol!

Stop by sometime soon 🌷

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #freebooks #chicagocommunity

FREE BOOK FRIDAY✨This week’s featured free book at the @books4cause Avondale free library is The Midnight Library by @ma...
06/11/2021

FREE BOOK FRIDAY✨

This week’s featured free book at the @books4cause Avondale free library is The Midnight Library by @mattzhaig !

Matt Haig’s dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived is available for free if you’re the first to stop by and mention this post!

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #freebookfriday

We’re here to stay! We started out in Avondale as a pop-up free library while the corner spot on Milwaukee and Gresham w...
06/09/2021

We’re here to stay!

We started out in Avondale as a pop-up free library while the corner spot on Milwaukee and Gresham was for lease, but the community around us has been so embracing and welcoming that we just have to stick around!

The @books4cause Avondale free library’s “ribbon cutting ceremony” is the taking down of the “for lease” signs and letting the light in ☀️

Come celebrate with us this Sunday,
come celebrate with us every day!

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #freebooks #chicagocommunity

Welcome Sarah, our newest member of the Books4Cause team and a weekend librarian at our Avondale free library!We are so ...
06/06/2021

Welcome Sarah, our newest member of the Books4Cause team and a weekend librarian at our Avondale free library!

We are so excited to have Sarah joining us! A resident of Logan Square, Sarah will be bringing her love of books, the community, and Chicago music to the free library. In addition to chatting those things, she also loves talking cooking and biking! She spends most of her weekdays biking around the city and playing the saxophone 🎷 🚲

Stop in and say hi!

@sarahclausenmusic

Welcome Sarah, our newest member of the Books4Cause team and a weekend librarian at our Avondale free library!

We are so excited to have Sarah joining us! A resident of Logan Square, Sarah will be bringing her love of books, the community, and Chicago music to the free library. In addition to chatting those things, she also loves talking cooking and biking! She spends most of her weekdays biking around the city and playing the saxophone 🎷 🚲

Stop in and say hi!

@sarahclausenmusic

Free Book Friday 💐This week our featured free book is Oryx and Crake by @therealmargaretatwood !This novel that Atwood h...
06/04/2021

Free Book Friday 💐

This week our featured free book is Oryx and Crake by @therealmargaretatwood !

This novel that Atwood has described as “speculative fiction and adventure romance” is a real roller-coaster ride. Our free copy is a hardcover first edition US and would be a great read for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Be the first to stop by the Avondale free library and mention this post to take it home with you!

#books4cause #freebookfriday #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago

Chicago Music Thursday now enters June here at the @books4cause Avondale free library ☀️This Thursday we’ve got @vvlight...
06/03/2021

Chicago Music Thursday now enters June here at the @books4cause Avondale free library ☀️

This Thursday we’ve got @vvlightbody ‘s “Make a Shrine or Burn It” spinning on the record player to accompany your free book browse 🔥

We listen to Chicagoans all day on Thursdays and pick a couple standouts each week to feature with a book that we’ve got in at the moment 📕 So keep an eye and ear out for those in our story— here’s a list of what we featured in May:

“Liminal State of Mind” by @megiapa and @lapganlapgan
“Body” by @giamargaret
“Scandal” by @astrachan_music
“Muncher Madness” by @thecurls_coolband
“Would You Mind Please Pulling Me Close?” by @wowtashawow
“Shadow Talk” by @caferacerchi
“Angel Lamp” by Red Tunic
“Bad Feeling” by @thedealsfamilyband

Give them all a listen! Head to their bandcamps to buy some of their goods or pop next door to our pals @recordbreakerschicago to find a local vinyl or three
🤘🤘🤘

We hope to continue being a great place to discover in Chicago! Is there any music you think we should be giving a listen?

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagomusicthursday #books4free

Chicago Music Thursday now enters June here at the @books4cause Avondale free library ☀️

This Thursday we’ve got @vvlightbody ‘s “Make a Shrine or Burn It” spinning on the record player to accompany your free book browse 🔥

We listen to Chicagoans all day on Thursdays and pick a couple standouts each week to feature with a book that we’ve got in at the moment 📕 So keep an eye and ear out for those in our story— here’s a list of what we featured in May:

“Liminal State of Mind” by @megiapa and @lapganlapgan
“Body” by @giamargaret
“Scandal” by @astrachan_music
“Muncher Madness” by @thecurls_coolband
“Would You Mind Please Pulling Me Close?” by @wowtashawow
“Shadow Talk” by @caferacerchi
“Angel Lamp” by Red Tunic
“Bad Feeling” by @thedealsfamilyband

Give them all a listen! Head to their bandcamps to buy some of their goods or pop next door to our pals @recordbreakerschicago to find a local vinyl or three
🤘🤘🤘

We hope to continue being a great place to discover in Chicago! Is there any music you think we should be giving a listen?

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagomusicthursday #books4free

We’ve had our Post-it Poems up for a little while now, but there’s so many great responses that we just can’t bear to ch...
06/02/2021

We’ve had our Post-it Poems up for a little while now, but there’s so many great responses that we just can’t bear to change it up!

A community canvas that’s become so full of smart, colorful, and LOVEly additions
💛💚🧡💙

Check it out and stop by to add your perspective before something new takes its place!

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagocommunity #chicagolove

Our kids corner is stocked up and ready to start June! Swing by to find some fresh board books, picture books, early cha...
06/01/2021

Our kids corner is stocked up and ready to start June!

Swing by to find some fresh board books, picture books, early chapter books, and young adult reads!

We’ve even got dvds, board games, and puzzles for the young’uns 🧩

So, whatcha waiting for, get the kids all stocked up for some summer reading and activity at the Avondale free library!

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagocommunity #freebooks

Our kids corner is stocked up and ready to start June!

Swing by to find some fresh board books, picture books, early chapter books, and young adult reads!

We’ve even got dvds, board games, and puzzles for the young’uns 🧩

So, whatcha waiting for, get the kids all stocked up for some summer reading and activity at the Avondale free library!

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagocommunity #freebooks

This furry book is here to announce another Chicago Music Thursday at the Avondale free library! Dave Eggers’ 2009 full-...
05/27/2021

This furry book is here to announce another Chicago Music Thursday at the Avondale free library!

Dave Eggers’ 2009 full-length novel, The Wild Things, is based on the screenplay of Where the Wild Things Are which Eggers co-wrote. This book is here and available to get your hands on.. at the moment 😉

Stop by today, give this one a feel, and hear what Chicago tunes we’ve got playing— right now it’s RED TUNIC’s debut two song single. Give it a listen through the link in our story!

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagomusicthursday #freebooks

This furry book is here to announce another Chicago Music Thursday at the Avondale free library!

Dave Eggers’ 2009 full-length novel, The Wild Things, is based on the screenplay of Where the Wild Things Are which Eggers co-wrote. This book is here and available to get your hands on.. at the moment 😉

Stop by today, give this one a feel, and hear what Chicago tunes we’ve got playing— right now it’s RED TUNIC’s debut two song single. Give it a listen through the link in our story!

#books4cause #avondalechicago #logansquarechicago #chicagomusicthursday #freebooks

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I've been participating in your book drives since 2000. Love love love your organization! Keep up the wonderful work that you do! This year I'm excited to be donating some of my favorite books---including some by Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Isabel Allende, and other great authors---in addition to textbooks on mental health and abnormal psychology. It makes me happy to think that young (and older) minds in Africa will have ready access to my favorites!