World Book Bank
Our reading program and the books we donate provide people with hope that we can all be successful, regardless of the past.
Nate’s testimony below explains why we do what we do. The right book, read at the right time, can literally change a life!
Building Better Lives Since 2010
What We Do
World Book Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people build better lives through its reading program. The majority of our readers are among the 2.2 million people imprisoned in the United States at any given time. We have by far the highest incarceration rate in the world, and historically, over half of those released from prison are re-arrested again within three years. It’s been shown in repeated studies that those participating in reading programs while incarcerated are significantly less likely to be re-arrested when released. The books donated by World Book Bank provide people with hope that success in life is available to everyone, regardless of the past. Readers are empowered with tools that can change their lives forever. Please check out some of our Letters From Readers and see for yourself!
Our mission is to provide incarcerated people with the knowledge base necessary to take the actions required to make lasting positive changes in their lives. We do this by offering specific books (Click here for a summary) that provide healing, hope, restoration, and empowerment. For those ready and willing to change, these books shed light on the path.
We believe that everyone has the God-given right to live a fruitful and fulfilled life, regardless of the past. We believe that everyone also has the God-given ability to make that a reality. Many of those involved in the justice system simply do not know this to be true. The books that we offer uncover this truth.
Help Carry The Message
To request books for your organization, Click here. When the books arrive, we need your help to get them into the hands of our readers. Please encourage people to read, and help set up group discussions on the material. Be sure to let us know how our books are being used in your organization, and encourage readers to write us. We appreciate your support!
Please help us to get our life-changing books into the hands of those that need them most. Make a donation to World Book Bank
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
We welcome your feedback, ideas, comments, questions, or concerns. If you would like to request books for your organization, please visit the Request Books page and fill out the form. We look forward to hearing from you!