Due to our temporary closure, this event has been postponed. Please check back for new dates.






Donate new or gently used books to Community Action’s Child Care Resource & Referral Program during your visit to Pittock Mansion. Community Action leads the way to eliminate conditions of poverty and creates opportunities for people and communities to thrive. High quality child care is a vital piece of our community’s infrastructure and many children’s first exposure to early literacy. Community Action’s Child Care Resource & Referral Program provides training, professional development opportunities, and coaching to anyone involved in early childhood education. By donating a book to Community Action’s Child Care Resource & Referral Program, you are helping to provide an early literacy experience to a child in Washington County.




Accepting new or gently used books.


For children aged 0 – 3 years

Board Books

Cloth Books

Wordless books

Texture Books

Farm Books

First Words books


For children aged 3 – 5

Books with pictures that help tell the story

Stories that can be read in 5-10 minutes


Books for children aged 6 – 12 are also welcome!

Age appropriate books for elementary school aged children


Given the diversity of our students, we are also interested in:

Multicultural books

Bilingual (English/Spanish) books


Please stay away from books that have a media focus such as Disney or other movie/television theme.


Please contact our Director of Education and Community Engagement Julie Bowman at 503-823-4273 or jbowman@pittockmansion.org with questions.