Poster with students thank you's for the free books they got on a field trip to The Book Exchange in San Rafael, CA.

“Best day ever!” Matteus, 2nd Grader

“I think I’m dreaming!” Luciana, 3rd Grader

“I’m in heaven!” Carmen, 5th Grader

“Thank you Book Exchange for giving us books. I got a book of maps so I can see where I live.”   Erick, 5th grader, San Rafael, student in Experience Corps program

“As a special education teacher, I don’t know what I’d do without The Book Exchange.  For nearly twenty years I’ve counted on them to supply me with much-needed materials for my students with special needs.  I give books away to students in my reading intervention class, some of whom I know have no books at home. As a resource teacher I have created class libraries for many classrooms. I would not be where I am today without The Book Exchange.”  Resource Specialist and longtime Book Exchange volunteer

“Our second-grade field trip in May was incredibly exciting for our students.  As a Title I school, many students’ families face economic challenges and quite a few students this year did not have books at home for nightly reading homework. When these students got to choose books to keep, it was like winning the lottery for them. The support and services you provide are life changing.”   Venetia Valley K-8 School Classroom Teacher

“The Book Exchange is a terrific resource.  From my years as a trustee on public school boards, I know how much public-school teachers (especially newer ones) need those extra classroom materials. Thanks for being there for us all!”  English and Study Skills teacher, Stuart Hall School for Boys, San Francisco

“Nowhere else can an educational non-profit find multiple copies of so many different books for such a low cost. Our teachers and volunteers go to The Book Exchange at least once a month to find the books to keep our ravenous young readers satisfied…”   President of Next Generation Scholars, a non-profit that helps low-income students across Marin gain access to college.

” The Book Exchange has been steadfast in my family’s life for the past 15 years, not only providing quality books but giving my children opportunities to engage in the larger community and in positive relationships with the other volunteers, relationships that will last them beyond college.”  Parent, Novato


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