We’re happy to take any and all donations! Following are the most in-demand genres. 

Not sure if your books fit these categories? Send us a message.

  • Any and all books in Spanish
  • Authors: Patterson, Cussler, & Koontz
  • Bibles & other religious texts
  • Children’s books
  • Comic books & magazines
  • Dictionaries & thesauruses
  • Self-help books
  • Skill-building and GED books
  • Soduko, crossword & other puzzle books
  • Sports books

It is our mission to provide open and direct access to books in impoverished or underserved communities.

We consistently offer creative and proactive responses to library closures and decreased funding for education and the arts. Our efforts are heavily focused in the City of Camden, NJ; however, we’re making strides every day to influence and expand, making serving surrounding counties and even states a possibility.

How You Can Help:


We rely on the generosity of community-minded individuals and businesses for support. Make a tax-deductible contribution or donate your unused books and other supplies.


Individuals and groups volunteer as Pop Up Librarians or Book Ark Managers. Be a beacon of literacy in your community. We supply the book inventory, suggest locations, and equip you with some handy tips.


Equally as important as our donations and volunteers, you can show your support by signing up for our e-communications, following our socials, and simply spreading the word.


We distribute books of all genres and for all ages, and our entirely-donated inventory comprises new and gently used books.

Pop Up Libraries (PULs)

Essentially regularly-scheduled, mobile book giveaway stations, PULs are set up and manned by organization members and community volunteers.
View our PUL schedule.

Book Arks

We recruit builders and Book Ark Managers to design and maintain these permanent structures we call Book Arks to house free books throughout our communities.
View our Book Ark map.


Partnering with other local nonprofit organizations, schools, shelters, clinics, transportation centers, galleries, and soup kitchens, we bring books to events and during service times. 
View our partner organizations.


PULs per month
Registered Book Arks
Books given away per year


We work with our communities for our communities.


“As we continue our work and strive to expand our efforts, every donation makes a difference, regardless of its size. Your generosity allows us to spread literacy and introduce our programs (i.e., our PULs, Book Arks, and partnership opportunities) to more cities, more states—more readers.”

– Tom Martin, Executive Director

Checks made out to CCPUL mailed to:

P.O. Box 501, Collingswood, NJ 08108