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Who qualifies for a BookStorm Award?


BookStorm grants are open to teachers, school librarians and other educators from public schools in and around the Greater Phoenix Area.

How many books can I receive?


You may request up to 500 books.

If approved, how do I get the books?


Once approved, we will schedule with you a time to visit our book donation warehouse, so that you may select the specific titles you need. This appointment can be schedule for anytime Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When does the library visit my school and how do I coordinate it?


We will connect you via email to a literacy outreach specialist from Phoenix Public Library with whom you will coordinate your program date/details directly. 

How many grants can I/my school receive?


You may apply for 1 grant per school year. Others at your school may also apply and the same restriction applies to each individual classroom or school library. 

What kind of books do you offer and where do they come from?


We offer every kind of book from board and picture books to chapter and YA series, fiction and nonfiction, English and some Spanish language materials. The vast majority are second hand books graciously donated from the community and others are library discards.

How do I apply?


Simply fill out the online form!

How can we thank you?


Send us your stories or pictures/videos! Post your story here or to our Facebook page, send us an email, or just give us a call. We love to hear from happy readers! You can also spread the word about the program so that we can reach more students!


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