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Bernie's Book Bank

BERNIE’S BOOK BANK SOURCES, PROCESSES AND DISTRIBUTES QUALITY NEW AND GENTLY USED CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE BOOK OWNERSHIP AMONG UNDER-SERVED INFANTS, TODDLERS AND SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN THROUGHOUT CHICAGOLAND.

Bernie’s Book Bank is the leading provider of quality books to under-served children in the Chicagoland area.

Bernie’s Book Bank is named for Dr. Bernard P. Floriani, the father of Founder and Chief Advancement Officer, Brian Floriani, Bernie Floriani, Jr. and Lindsey Floriani Arterburn. Bernie was a self-made man – the son of a coal miner who grew up in a house without running water until he went to college on a basketball scholarship. He may not have had much, but he did have access to books and the opportunity for a good education.

To support, please mention the Bernie's Book Bank to your server or bartender and Farm Bar will donate 20% of your dining experience to this wonderful cause.


To learn more, visit https://www.berniesbookbank.org/.

To make a personal donation, click here.

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