Every child should have access to books!

Adopt a Book is a Cincinnati-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing at-risk kids with books of their own. 

Find out how you can donate or volunteer.

Hannah and Alex Laman – Co-Founders

Adopt a Book is a 501(c)3 non-profit

These two book-loving twins, Hannah and Alexander were inspired to start Adopt a Book in November 2011, when they were just 8 years old after they heard about kids in the Greater Cincinnati area who didn’t own books of their own. To date, they have donated over 136,704 books to over 100 organizations, schools and programs serving children in need.

Many of the kids that receive their books have never been to a library, don’t have access to a library or have ever owned a book of their own.

Hannah and Alex collect new and gently used children’s books and then deliver them to kids in need of books. Visit their list of Recipients that receive the books.

Mission Statement

Adopt a Book is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing at-risk kids with books of their own.

Vision Statement

Adopt a Book is to foster literacy and a love of reading by distributing books to disadvantaged children.

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Help us to make an impact. Find out how you can donate or volunteer.


“Hello! Love the mission of Adopt-a-Book! I think what you all are doing is incredible, so thank you! I’ve seen the “New Books” section at the Mt. Healthy Food Pantry many of times and never knew where they came from. That’s so wonderful! Thanks again for your many contributions.”

Jennifer Bradley


“Thank you again for your most generous contribution of close to 400 books to our residential programs. These will go a very long way toward helping our clients in their personal recovery and growth. We truly appreciate this and your past contributions.”

Rob Festenstein – Individual Giving Coordinator

Talbert House

“And a huge thank you to you – we ended up with nearly 2,500 books to deliver to 220 kids at St. Boniface on Wednesday (via 50 cyclists) – the kids were thrilled. I am so impressed with all that you do. We are so grateful that you are so quick to support our book give-away programs!”

Libby Hunter – Executive Director,

WordPlay Cincy

If you are interested in arranging a book drive or donating to the cause, please review our donations page.

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