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Buy Books for Kids in Need!

Read to Learn Books for Free needs your help to fill 40 bookshelves

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Accion Community Action and Human Services (858 W Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130)
Borinquen Medical Center North Miami (708 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161)
Catalyst Miami (1900 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 200, Miami, FL 33132)
Children's Courthouse and Juvenile Justice Center (3300 NW 27th Avenue, Suite #1000, Miami, FL 33142)
Culmer Community Enrichment Center (1600 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136)
Cutler Manor Apartments (10875 SW 216th Street, Miami, FL)
Department of Children and Families Downtown (401 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite N526, Miami, FL 33128)
Department of Children and Families South (12195 Quail Roost Drive, Miami, FL 33177)
Department of Children & Families North (100 Opa-Locka Blvd, #200 South Building, Opa Locka, FL 33054)
Family Court Services (175 NW 1st Avenue, 15th Floor Miami, FL 33128)
Flamingo Park PAL Building (999 11th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139)
Jessie Trice Center for Community Health (5361 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142)
Jessie Trice Center for Community Health - Flamingo Pediatrics (901 E 10th Avenue, Bay #39, Hialeah, FL 33010)
Jessie Trice Center for Community Health - North (4692 NW 183rd Street Opa Locka, FL 33055)
Jessie Trice Center for Community Health Pediatrics - North Shore Park (1190 NW 95 Street, Suite 304, Miami, FL 33150)
Joseph Caleb Community Service Center (5400 22nd Avenue, 3rd floor, Miami, FL 33147)
Kids Town Pediatrics (4112 NE 1st Avenue, Miami FL 33137)
Legion Park (6447 NE 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33138)
Liberty City Community Service Center (2500 NW 62nd Street, Miami, FL 33142)
Liberty City Public Housing (Miami Children's Initiative) (1907 NW 60th Street, Miami, FL 33142)
Little Haiti Net Services/ Little Haiti Park (6301 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33138)
Lotus House (217 Northwest 15 Street  Miami, FL  33136)
Miami Gardens Community Service Center (16495 BW 25 Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054)
Naranja Community Service Center (13955 SW 264th Street, Naranja, FL  33032)
New Life Medical Institute Inc. (861 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL  33130)
North Shore Park and Youth Center (501 72nd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141)
Perrine Community Service Center (17801 Homestead Avenue, Miami, FL 33157)
Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center (5000 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 110, Miami, FL 33137)
Urban Strategies Housing  Northpark at Scott Carver (2181 NW 74th Street Miami, Florida 33147)
Wynwood Community Service Center (2905 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127)
with free books for children and families in low income neighborhoods. With your support we can get kids reading and succeeding!


Purchase books from the form below and we will add them to a shelf in one of our locations. Have gently used books to donate? Click here

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Books & Books Coral Gables (265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 - 305.442.4408)
Books & Books Miami Beach (927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 - 305.532.3222)
The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC (300 N.E. Second Avenue, Building 4, 1st Floor, Downtown Miami, FL 33132 - 305.237.3940)
Flamingo Park PAL Building (999 11th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139)
Miami Beach Police Station (1100 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL. 33139)
Miami Beach City Hall (1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL)
Customer Service Center (1755 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)
21st Street Recreation Center (2100 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)
Scott Rakow Youth Center (2700 Sheridan Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140)
Muss Park (4400 Chase Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140)
North Shore Park and Youth Center (501 72nd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141)
Fairway Park (200 Fairway Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140)
Normandy Isle Park and Pool (7030 Trouville Esplanade, Miami Beach, FL 33141)
The Children's Trust (3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129)

for drop-off locations.

Donating books is as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Download
Please download and fill out this form.

2. Mail
Mail your completed order form and check (made payable to Miami Dade College) to:

      The Center for Writing and Literature at Miami Dade College
      Read to Learn Books for Free Donations / Marci Cancio-Bello
      300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132-2296

3. Relax, we'll take it from there.
You've done the hard part, now let us do the heavy lifiting.


Remember, these books will not be mailed to you. Center staff will take care of ordering your book from one of our partners and placing it on one of our 40 bookshelves around Miami-Dade County.

Our staff orders books from independent bookseller Books & Books or First Book National Book Bank, a source of quality, low priced books. The Center is a non-profit entity. The receipt you will receive by email can be used for tax purposes.

Thank you!
You've just helped give a book to a child in need.