About Us

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We are 11 year-old twins, Hannah and Alexander, who were inspired to start Adopt a Book in November 2011 after we heard about kids in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area who didn’t own books. To date, we have donated over 50,000 books to over 50 organizations, schools and program serving children in need!

We love books and love to read a lot! Many of the kids that receive our books have never been to a library, don’t have access to a library or have ever owned a book of their own.

We collect new and gently used children’s books and then deliver them to kids in need of books. Visit our list of Recipients that receive our books.

If you are interested in arranging a book drive or donating to us, please email us at adoptabook@fuse.net. You can also drop off your book donations to any local Mattress Firm store in Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky as well as to the Duke Energy Children’s Museum.

Happy Reading!

Hannah and Alexander

Mission Statement

Adopt a Book is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing at-risk kids with books of their own.

Vision Statement

Adopt a Book is to foster literacy and a love of reading by distributing books to disadvantaged children.

Board of Directors

Angela Laman, Adopt a Book President

Hannah Laman, Adopt a Book Co-Founder

Alexander Laman, Adopt a Book Co-Founder

Scott Cook

Shannon O. Egan

Scott Griffith

Morgan Salisbury


2 thoughts on “About Us

    Nancy said:
    December 13, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    My school just received 4 large boxes of books! We do not have a school librarian due to cuts made many years ago. We have a former library room with just a few shelves of books. This donation will enable students to have books to read at home with parents and siblings. Our children desperately need this practice to become fluent, life-long readers. You are helping us to reach that goal. Without real books in their hands, children will never develop a love of reading. These books are absolutely beautiful! Nearly all of them look brand new. I hope they soon become worn with lots of use by our students! I can’t give enough thanks to the thoughtful children who created this truly amazing program. May God bless all who have donated to this cause.

      Adoptabook said:
      December 13, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      Nancy,
      We were so happy to share these book donations with your students! Hannah and Alex really love books and can only hope other children will grow their own love of reading through having access to books. We look forward to continuing to help build your school library!

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