Books for Bay is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Panama City, FL, that is dedicated to providing free books and educational materials to Bay County, FL's children and parents. Our vision is a literate Bay County in which all children have access to books and discover the joys and value of reading.

We want to inspire local children to be lifelong readers. Books for Bay will provide new and used, free books for children to choose from and make their own. The seeds of inspiration in these books will motivate children to follow their dreams and achieve their potential. Yes, it seems incredible for a book to launch a life, but it happens every day as hungry, inquisitive young minds reach out and grab hold of the new people, places, and ideas that books bring them.

Books for Bay distributes new and used books toBay County, FL children between the ages of 2-18. These books are purchased with donated funds or donated by the community through local book drive events.

We want to inspire local children to be lifelong readers. Books for Bay provides new and used, free books for children to choose from and make their own. The seeds of inspiration in these books motivates children to follow their dreams and achieve their potential. Yes, it seems incredible for a book to launch a life, but it happens every day as hungry, inquisitive young minds reach out and grab hold of the new people, places, and ideas that books bring them.

Donate

Your contribution to Books for Bay will help us continue to provide free books and quality educational resources to Bay County's children and families.

You can donate in any one of three ways to Books for Bay! Check out our Donation page for more details.

Hold a Book Drive

One of the ways Books for Bay provides free books to children in Bay County is through new/used book donations. Holding a book drive can be as simple as putting a box in your garage or office and sending an email to let folks know it's there. If you'd like to hold a larger book drive, check out our Book Drive Toolkit for more information

Volunteer

Books for Bay is always in need of support throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering or helping out with our organization, please email us at info@booksforbay.org. Check out our Volunteer page for more details.