Support Us

Volunteer | Center Endowment Fund | Tote Bag & T-Shirt | Wish List


The Center staff always welcomes extra hands to help at events and in the day-to-day management of the collection. We need volunteers to help with CCB special needs and projects, such as:

  • Shelving books
  • Providing directional reference
  • Creating booklists and pathfinders
  • Finding books for displays
  • Assisting with the cataloging
  • Preparing for the annual Book Sale

Volunteers gain:

  • One free book for every 5 hours of volunteer time
  • A first look at the newest children’s and young adult books
  • Familiarity with books published for youth from birth through high school
  • Experience with every aspect of libraries: cataloging, collection management, reference, and fundraising

If you would like to become a volunteer, please email the CCB at, call us at (217) 244-9331, or visit us in Room 24 of the iSchool building.


Center Endowment Fund

After the Center for Children’s Books physically joined the iSchool community, an endowment fund was created to support the Center’s ongoing and future activities. Those activities include:

  • the creation of a children’s literature award
  • continuing education programs for teachers, librarians, and parents (both on-site and off-campus)
  • the expansion of electronic publications and resources
  • other local, regional, and national outreach events.

There are two options for donating to the Center Endowment fund. Donations can be made with checks, or online through the University of Illinois Foundation secure site.

If you would like to donate via check, please make the check out to:

University of Illinois Foundation
on the memo line include
CCB Endowment

Checks can be mailed to:

School of Information Sciences Development Office
501 E. Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Or you can give online by going to the iSchool website and choosing Center for Children’s Books Outreach Endowment Fund.


Tote Bags & T-Shirts

Proceeds from Tote and T-Shirt purchases directly support the Center for Children’s Books!

Tote Bags: $12, Canvas, Navy blue screen printing on canvas bag

T-Shirts: $10, 100% Cotton, Navy bue screen printing on sapphire blue shirt, sizes S-2X










Available now in the Center for Children’s Books. We regret that we are unable to ship tote bags or t-shirts at this time.

For more information about the tote bags and t-shirts, please contact us at or (217) 244-9331.