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Access Books

The mission of Access Books is to provide high interest reading material to underserved children in Los Angeles by providing low income neighborhoods with a warm and welcoming school or community library. In this process, different communities work together around the love of books.


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  • LEARN ·2020 Grants Challenge

    Transforming School Libraries in Low Income Neighborhoods

    We transform dilapidated school libraries in L.A. Since 1999, Access Books has donated well over 1.7 million books to over 300 school and community libraries. We serve schools with a high population of children receiving Title I funds in underserved communities such as Watts, South Central, Compton, parts of the Valley, downtown and East Los Angeles. We donate thousands of books and paint literacy themed murals for each school as well as donate reading furniture and rugs.