Places to donate books for children include libraries and many hospital pediatric units, as well as overseas organizations, such as Books for Africa. The American Library Association website provides a comprehensive list of these international groups.
Other places to donate books for children include the Salvation Army, Goodwill, thrift stores and Reading Tree donation centers. Before donating to a specific hospital pediatric unit, call the unit to confirm it accepts children's books. Goodwill accepts donations that it resells. Sale proceeds help pay for job training and job placement for people who have issues finding work. Libraries, for the most part, accept donations, but they decide whether to place the books in a collection, sell them to raise money or otherwise discard them.