Let The Curious, Be Curious.

Our Future Reads is here to make sure those without readily available access to books get an opportunity to read whatever piques their curiosity. 

Oak Park Community Development Block Grant Finalist 2022

Chicago Literacy Facts


Adults with low basic literacy skills1

$8 Billion+

Community cost per year due to low literacy rates2


of CPS 8th graders do not read at a proficient level3

How is Our Future Reads committed to uplifting literacy?


Books Received


Books Donated To The Access Program Recipients Per Year


Individuals and Families Served


Our Future Reads was founded based upon the mission to connect curious readers with books that interest them. Here at Our Future Reads, we take in donated books and then make personalized donations to the members of non-profit organizations in the Chicagoland area. The donations create lasting sparks of curiosity for years to come. Our Future Reads services those that may not have the means to buy every book on the shelf but would still love to read them. 

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Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
―Samuel Johnson

Our Future Reads Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) Organization

  1. Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, Department of Economics and Finance, APC #508 FY 2011 Demographic Data
  2. “Facts & Figures: Chicago Citywide Literacy Council.” CCLC. http://www.chicagocitywideliteracy.org.
  3. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)Assessment.