The Center for Children's Books

Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Support Us


The Center staff always welcomes extra hands to help at events and in the day-to-day management of the collection. We need volunteers to help with CCB special needs and projects, such as:

Volunteers gain:

If you would like to become a volunteer, please email the CCB at, call us at (217) 244-9331, or visit us in Room 24 of the GSLIS building.


Center Endowment Fund

After the Center for Children's Books physically joined the GSLIS community, an endowment fund was created to support the Center's ongoing and future activities. Those activities include:

There are two options for donating to the Center Endowment fund. Donations can be made with checks, or online through the University of Illinois Foundation secure site.

If you would like to donate via check, please make the check out to:

University of Illinois Foundation
on the memo line include
CCB Endowment

Checks can be mailed to:

GSLIS Development Office
501 E. Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Or you can give online by going to the GSLIS Giving website and choosing Center for Children's Books Outreach Endowment Fund.


Tote Bags

The Center for Children's Books sells tote bags with our logo and gryphon mascot!


CCB totebag

Price: $10 each
Denier Polyester Canvas
Royal Blue
White image of the gryphon, graphic as shown
Bag size: 20" x 14" x 6.5"


Available now in the Center for Children's Books. We regret that we are unable to ship tote bags at this time.

For more information about the tote bags, please contact us at or (217) 244-9331.