Promising Pages

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Kelly Cates
Primary Contact Name
Promising Pages
Main Address

4020 Yancey Rd.
(CBI Workplace Solutions)
Charlotte, NC 28217
United States

Book Donation Box:
Directly ACROSS the street from:
204 E. Peterson Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217
United States

What We Do

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.

Interesting Info
  • 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.
Geographic Location
Books on Break (free book fairs)
Shared Reading
Warehouse Volunteer
Bilingual Bookmarks