178,117 books and on our way to 200K!

Thank you! Thank you!

Wake is an amazing community that champions literacy! Together we’ve collected 178,117 books during our annual drive. While we did not meet our ambitious goal of 200,000 yet, we’ve collected more new books and raised more funds than any drive before! We had 201 collection partners including businesses, civic groups, the faith community, schools, families, and individuals donating books. 135 financial contributions were made in support of the drive.

We have an awesome selection of books for our partner schools and childcare distributions. We will continue accepting book donations year-round so that we can sustain our community-based distributions through Grab, Grab, and Read and coalition partners.

9th Annual Book Drive Kicks Off January 29th!


You can always make a donation or shop our wish lists to help build home libraries in Wake County. 

Want to Host a Book Drive?

Email us at for more info!

Year-Round Book Donation Drop Off

WAKE Up and Read
1820 Capital Blvd.

Tuesdays 10-4pm
Fridays 10-4pm

Remember to always wear a mask and follow all safety protocols.