Adopt a Book is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization started by 14 year-old twins, Hannah and Alexander. These two book-loving twins were inspired to start Adopt a Book in November 2011, when they were just 8 years old after they heard about kids in the Greater Cincinnati area who didn’t own books of their own. To date, they have donated over 112,000 books to over 100 organizations, schools and programs serving children in need.

Many of the kids that receive their books have never been to a library, don’t have access to a library or have ever owned a book of their own.

Hannah and Alex collect new and gently used children’s books and then deliver them to kids in need of books. Visit their list of Recipients that receive the books.

If you are interested in arranging a book drive or donating to Hannah and Alex, please email them at You can also drop off your book donations to any local Mattress Firm store in Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky.


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.

Meet Our Founders

Angela Laman
Angela LamanPresident
Hannah Laman
Hannah LamanFounder
Alexander Laman
Alexander LamanFounder

Board of Directors

Scott Griffith
Scott GriffithChair
Shannon O. Egan
Shannon O. EganVice Chair
Wesley J. Ernst
Wesley J. ErnstSecretary/Treasurer
Kristin SimpsonBoard Member
Chad Barnett
Chad BarnettBoard Member