Who We Are


The Heartland Book Bank, a nonprofit organization started in 1996, was the brainchild of founding member, Joann Harper.  Seeing a need in the community to promote literacy, she began collecting and redistributing used books, free of charge, to those who needed them.

The organization, run by an all volunteer staff, is housed in donated space on the first floor in the old AT&T building.

Used books, magazines, CDs and DVDs are collected at our facility and redistributed where they are needed.

In addition to literacy, any paper based donations that cannot be reused are donated to the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City where disabled individuals are employed in their recycling effort.