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Sat, Mar 19


Children's Book Bank

Book Cleaning Party

Join other Positive Charge! PDXers for a morning at CBB's vibrant warehouse where we'll lend a hand to spruce up community-donated books which later will be distributed to low-income preschool children.

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Book Cleaning Party
Book Cleaning Party

Time & Location

Mar 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Children's Book Bank, 1915 NE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97212, USA

About the event

What could be more fun—and rewarding—than spending a morning hanging out with some wonderful people amidst  tons of colorful books, knowing your elbow grease will make a small child happy? That's what this event is all about: Bonding over books and making a difference in the life of children through supporting the work of the Children's Book Bank. Their mission is to advance child literacy, encourage family bonding, and ignite curiosity through the power of books. They also narrow the book gap by providing the community with a place for families to donate the books their children have outgrown, moving thousands of children’s books into the hands of kids who need them.

What We'll Be Doing

Every gently used donated book is inspected and cleaned by volunteers. Our tasks might include the likes of wiping covers, taping torn pages, erasing scribbles, covering inscriptions, and reinforcing worn spines. We'll be working in the CBB warehouse, where it can get a bit chilly, so you might want to dress in layers.

Who Can Participate 

  • Any COVID-vaccinated individual, ages 8+ (Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)
  • No previous experience with children's books is needed.
  • All volunteers must print out, complete, and bring this CBB Waiver Form when you come to volunteer.

Regarding COVID-19 Precautions

  • You must bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination (a physical card or a photo).
  • The number of volunteers is being limited to 14 so the work space can be set up to allow social distancing. 
  • Wearing a face mask is required during the shift, to ensure everyone's safety.


The Children's Book Bank warehouse can be a bit tricky to find. They're located two blocks north of NE Broadway on the northwest corner of NE Hancock and NE 7th. The warehouse is painted light green with purple trim. Their parking lot entrance and main door face Hancock. If you're going to use public transporation, the Portland Streetcar and bus lines # 6, #7, and #77 all stop just a few blocks away. The 7th Ave light rail stop is about a half mile south on NE 7th.

We look forward to seeing you at this fun event. Please note that you'll be asked to accept these Terms and Condtions of Positive Charge! PDX when you sign up to attend. Please review them now.

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