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Indiana Department of Child Services

Indiana Department of Child Services

DCS  > Books for Youth > I Want to Hold a Book Drive I Want to Hold a Book Drive

I want to hold a book drive... It is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Collect Books!
    • We can provide collection boxes or you can use your own!
    • Click here for a donation flyer that you can fill in and use to highlight your collection.
    • We accept: new & gently used children’s books from ages birth - 18 years old.
    • We cannot accept... coloring books, magazines, text books, or dictionaries/encyclopedias
  2. Count Your Books!
    • Count the total number of books you collected
  3. Deliver Your Books!
    • Books are accepted at your local Department of Child of Services Offices or in Indianapolis at any Marion County Public Library. In Indianapolis and the surrounding area, please contact Stacy Lozer at to arrange the delivery of your books.


I Have Books to Donate

I have books to donate...

Books accepted at the following events and locations...

  • Listing of upcoming book drives
  • Blue Fridays
  • Game day Collection

Click here to host a book drive

Click here for printable flyer to publicize your book drive.