Glencoe, Community

18,000 books headed to unprivileged youth thanks to Township drive

Another successful chapter was added to the annual township book drive on Oct. 16.

The New Trier Township-led drive collected 18,000 books for Bernie’s Book Bank, of Lake Bluff.

This year, the drive was “contactless” to combat the spread of COVID-19 and still picked up 15,000 donated books in four hours at the Glencoe Metra parking lot. Three thousand more books were collected by Kenilworth families to get to the final tally.

Bernie’s Book Bank collects and distributes donated books to at-risk children throughout Illinois.

“The pandemic has created additional income worries for low-income families who have little or no discretionary income for children’s books, said Dr. Alan Goldberg, supervisor of New Trier Township, in a press release. “We are proud to be part of the solution that narrows the reading readiness divide,and are grateful to the hundreds of generous donors who took time to support Bernie’s Book Bank.”

For more information on Bernie’s Book Bank and their mission, visit


This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.

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