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Some books leave us free and some books make us free.Ralph Waldo Emerson

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These books ARE free.Johnna Schultz (Book Box Curator)

Book Box Vending

The Book Box Vending machine project was launched in September 2016 and is fueled by community members like you! Created with an initial grant from Better World Books, the Book Box is maintained by the staff and volunteers at the Effingham Public Library. The Book Box dispenses a curated selection of donated books, completely free of charge. No strings attached! We’re excited to see the project grow and hope to reciprocate the generosity of our community.

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Book Box #1 is located at Kirby Foods, 101 S Merchant Street, Effingham Illinois

Book Box #2 is located at the Village Square Mall, 51 village square mall, Effingham, Illinois.

Want to Get Involved?

We're always looking for volunteers. If you're interested in joining the Book Box team, fill out an application and drop off at the circulation desk.

Already a Volunteer?

Book Box team members can sign in here to view the calendar of Book Box related activities.