About Us

Millie's Bookshelf is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian literacy nonprofit organization incorporated in San Diego, California. Our mission is to improve access to reading resources in displacement settings in an effort to promote childhood literacy and well-being. Many displaced people live in environments characterized as book deserts - places where it is virtually impossible to get your hands on a book. To address the negative impact of book deserts in these settings, Millie’s installs micro libraries and delivers reading programs for children ages 4-7 years old in partnership with local NGOs.

We believe that every child fleeing war and persecution deserves access to a good book & we won't stop until they do. Millie's currently operates or has partnership agreements in Jordan and Iraq, with plans to expand to Mexico to address the Central American migration crisis.