Better With Books

Mission: Better With Books (BWB) is dedicated to fostering a love of reading to children in need and to providing volunteers with the hands-on transformational experience of making a difference in the community. BWB has built 280 Little Libraries for nonprofit organizations throughout the community, reaching countless thousands of children and families each year. Their motto is, “Give a child a book, change the world.”

Year Founded: 1983

Principals: Barri Evans, Founder

Location: Los Angeles County

Number of Kids Served: 10,000 students in 2017

Silver Bullet Grant: Books and Book Marks

Charity Group Comments: My greatest joy is putting a book into the hands of a child and seeing their eyes light up. At Better With Books, we believe that books and libraries help inspire thinkers and dreamers. It is through reading that the next generation of healers, educators, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, innovators, and philanthropists will be created.” Barri Evans, Founder