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“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”  

Frederick Douglass

Wonderland BookSavers: a child-founded, child-run 501(c)3

international charity

“Our Mission is to help children realize the magical awesomeness of reading!”


Co-Founder/Chairman Claire Langdon & President/Vice-Chairman Pierce Barry, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota, Summer 2017, Building 25 libraries for the Oglala Lakota Nation, reaching 20,000 children

We work toward our goals by inspiring children to donate their most loved books, shoes and school supplies so that other children can have the opportunity to receive an education and pursue their dreams.  Our used goods enjoy a second life with new generations of children, providing opportunities, and keeping these items out of landfills and recycling centers.  100% of our funds are used for the purchase of books or pencils, so that children can learn.  We spend NO money on delivery, packaging or administration.

To share in our amazing journey, and see the impact that we have had on communities at home and around the world, please follow our link,   “Love thy neighbor as thy self,” Matthew 22:39

We began as a community summer book club in 2012 and have remained together, a group of 10 children currently ranging in age from 9-17.  We want to meet you!  WBS TEAM

There are so many ways we can work together.  Please join us as we connect with children both locally and internationally.  Together, we can bring more beauty to our world.

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to promoting global literacy by spreading the joy of reading.  We work to redistribute quality literature to children who would otherwise lack access to books. To learn more about our project, please visit Our Mission

Charitable Giving

As of 2018, we have donated over 200,000 books, plus additional in-kind donations, to children in the US and abroad. Distribution locations include Bridgeport Connecticut, Newtown Connecticut, New Haven Connecticut, Boston Massachusetts, Knoxville Tennessee, Appalachia West Virginia, Cape Town South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Jacmel Haiti, Honduras, Ecuador, Cuzco Peru, Lima Peru, China, Rwanda including the Batwa Pygmy Tribe, the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Nation of the Rosebud, Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations of South Dakota, Houston Texas, Nigeria and Jordan.

Hospitals that have received our Knot-Yet-a-Blanket & Book Kits include: Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg Campus Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Ward in Allentown Pennsylvania, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Pediatric Ward in New York City, CHAD: Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock in New Hampshire, and Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in Connecticut.

To learn more about how we’re helping our domestic and international communities, and to find out how you can get involved, please visit Love Thy Neighbor and Feed Just One.  If you are in need of books or supplies, please Contact Us.  Inspired by Literature?  Consider joining our international book club, One Book: One World.

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Current Project: Educators Needed by the Thousands!

Do you know that hundreds of American classrooms lack the single most important school supply item? (actual photo of public school library bookshelves) IMG_1982 Yes, unfortunately many of our schools and school libraries are missing that key literacy tool: books.  You can help!

IMG_1861This giant tractor trailer containing 40,000 FREE new books…

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Please make this dream come true.  “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Margaret Fuller

Eligibility:  If you work for a Title I school (free lunch for 70% of students) or volunteer at a church or other public assistance program (soup kitchen, after-school outreach program, literacy program, etc.) you can sign-up, through Wonderland BookSavers, with First Book.  Your deserving group will receive free books.

IMG_15671.  Enter your email address in the footer of this website.

First_Book_logo_-_medium2.  Click First Book link, answer simple questions pertaining to your school or outreach program.  Use a unique email if you have previously registered with First Book.  Submit form.

followus3.  Confirm request to follow Wonderland BookSavers blog (appears in your email.)

IMG_24514.  Receive blog updates.  Collect FREE books for your students or program.

When 2,000 qualified individuals login through Wonderland BookSavers, and successfully complete the First Book 5-minute Form we will have a book truck deliver books right to your neighborhood! How simple and fun!

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