Promising Pages is The Charlotte Area Book Bank! Our mission is to collect new and donated books and share them with children living in the Charlotte Area Book Desert: those with few, if any, books at home. We work to create a culture of book sharing and ownership. Promising Pages envisions a world where all children have home libraries of self-selected books, can see themselves reflected in the books they read, and have made reading a joyful habit for a lifetime.
- We've shared over 1.6 MILLION books since 2011, and are hard at work on our second million!
- During the 2022-2023 school year we collected and distributed over 283,651 books that were shared with more than 64,000 children.
- 25 By '25: We're working to provide a home library of 25 books to each household in the Charlotte-area book desert by 2025.