Bright Star Books       

Who We Are

What We Do

Why We Do It

The latest developmental research indicates that access to books is one of the strongest predictors of future educational attainment.  Limited-resource children living in book deserts do not have regular access to books - a disparity we are trying to change.

Bright Star Books is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on increasing ownership of and access to books for limited-resource children in the Greater Akron region.

We build children's libraries throughout Greater Akron in an effort to increase access to books for limited-resource children. We also distribute new and like-new books to grow home libraries to facilitate book ownership and promote a culture of reading from a young age.