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A young boy reading a book donated by Acorn Book Club

Impact Report

A round up of our impact in the communities we operate in over the past 24 months.

Impact at local schools

A girl laid in the grass reading a childrens books

Of schools say that we have helped to create a culture of reading within their school.

Two school children reading on a bench

Of schools say that we have helped increase interest in reading from disengaged pupils.

Child reading the spinderella book

Of schools say that we have encouraged more pupil conversations about books and reading.

Since our inception in 2018, we have…

Supported the literacy of over


school pupils
Created or contributed to


new school reading spaces
Worked with more than


schools & organisations
Distributed over


books, comics & magazines
children from holbeach primary reading in the playground

It is fantastic to see children reading for pleasure again. These books will make a difference to many children’s lives.”

Karen Robertson - Holbeach Primary School

We cannot believe the generosity of the general public. It’s the best thing that has happened to this school in years.”

Dean Houson - St Saviour’s Primary School
two school kids reading a book
a book shelf fool of books donated by acorn book club

This is such a wonderful initiative. Thanks to ABC Book Club we were able to add yet more brilliant titles to our shelves for our children to discover.”

Mrs Drury - Elm Wood Primary School

The children absolutely love the library - it’s really lovely calming space which creates an engaging environnment and climate to promote reading for pleasure”

Lydia Baldwin - Lyndhurst Primary School
damian eagean reading with two children from st saviours
Robert Sargent portrait on a green background
Rob Sargent
Former Chair of Trustees,
ABC Book Club

I am immensely proud to have chaired ABC Book Club’s Board of Trustees.

Thanks to the generous help of our investors, volunteers and donating members of the public, ABC continues to go from strength to strength, donating thousands of books every month to local schools and organisations."

Our Reach

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Library project
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Book project
map showing locations of book donations and library projects for acorn book club
How can you help?

You can donate pre-loved children's books suitable for ages 5-11 at any of our 50+ drop off locations throughout SE London and North Kent.