Book Distribution Information

At our Stuff the Bus event, the community comes together to donate thousands of books. It is easy for your childcare center or nonprofit program to receive books from Stuff the Bus.


  1. No need to sign up to come to get books. It is first-come, first-served.
  2. Location: 1111 9th Street, Des Moines in our conference center – Rooms E & F.
  3. The doors will be open:
    • Thursday, May 16 from 9 A.M. - 6 P.M.
    • Friday, May 17 from 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
    • Saturday, May 18 from 9 A.M. -  NOON
    • Monday, May 20 from NOON - 7 P.M.
    • Tuesday, May 21 from 9 A.M. - 1 P.M.
  4. Bring your boxes and bags and fill them up with books for your program or center. There is no limit to the number of books you can take. 
  5. If you are unable to make it to our building during these times, please send someone in your place. With over 32,000 books to distribute (last year's number), we are unable to accommodate requests for alternate times or dates.

For more information, please contact Joy Talmon at 

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Mailing List for Receiving Books

If you are interested in picking up books for your organization, please fill out this form to be put on our mailing list (optional). If any updates arise, we will communicate via email with more information.

Thank you to our event sponsors

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