Mission: Inspiring children to read.

Vision: Each child in Albany has the opportunity to own books because having books in their home equips them with the tools for better literacy achievement.

The RED Bookshelf welcomes a new Executive Director:

Paul Collins-Hackett, AKA Albany's Batman!

Instagram: @TheREDBookshelfAlbany

Help (replenish) the Shelf!

Community partners collecting books for The RED Bookshelf:

  • Will's Barbershop- 444 Delaware Ave., Albany

  • Subway- 999 Central Ave., Hannaford Plaza, Albany

  • Distinguished Cuts Barbershop- 255 Central Ave., Albany

  • State Farm Agent Tom Clarke- 19 Couse Pl., East Greenbush

  • Young, Fresh and Fly- 13 S. Pearl St., Albany

You can email books@theredbookshelf.org to schedule a direct, contactless donation appointment: appointments available Tues. and Thurs. between 12:30 and 3:30 PM.