Christian Book Drive

Are you looking for a Christian service project? Christian Book Drives are an excellent way to serve you, your church, or organization to explore prison ministry. When you and your organization donate Christian books, you are taking an active role in prison ministry.

Prison chaplains are in need of resources to continue spreading the gospel. Your organization or church partnership is integral to providing them with those resources to give to inmates.

Getting Started

When your church prepares for your Christian Library International Christian Book Drive, start by deciding when you will host your Christian Book Drive and where you will collect donations.

Christian Book Drives should last four weeks. Your collection site should be somewhere indoors. We suggest you have both a collection site and somewhere to store books throughout the collection period.

Spread the Word

Once you have decided when and where you will host your book drive, let people know. Hang posters, place an announcement in your church bulletin, and post on social media so you can have a more successful book drive. There are advertising materials provided at the bottom of this page, or you can make your own if you wish.


When the time comes to begin collection, set up your collection area where donors can drop off books as well as somewhere to include cash donations. We recommend wider collection boxes as opposed to taller boxes so they won’t tip over. Your collection team should check the box periodically. If it is full and overflowing, take some of the books to a storage area. Cash donations should also be collected and kept in a secure location.

At the end of the collection period, sort through the books and remove damaged materials and other materials that do not meet with our guidelines. After you have sorted out the books, fill out the book donation form and ship the books to CLI.


At the end of the four-week book drive, drop off the books or send them to a CLI shipping hub. We recommend including $20 per box of books donated to assist CLI with the the cost of outbound shipping to the facilities we serve.

Please mail or deliver them to one our our shipping hubs.

National Headquarters:
4724 Hargrove Rd, Ste. 100
Raleigh, NC 27616

Southeastern Shipping Hub:
4300 Buford Dr, Ste. 11
Buford, GA 30518

Thank you for your partnering with Christian Library International. When you donate Christian books, you are becoming more involved with prison ministry and making disciples in prison.

Advertising Materials

Please feel free to use these materials to promote your Christian Book Drive. A space has been allotted at the

Christian Books Drive Flyer

Christian Book Drive 5 x 7 Bulletin Insert