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Resellers are strictly prohibited!

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:  9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday:  9:00am-6:00pm
2nd & 4th Saturday of each month (excluding holiday weekends):  9:00am-noon


Children less than 14 years old are not allowed in the book rooms, without exception! 

Books for your School/Public Institution

If you are looking for books for your school, please stop by and browse through our selection. We have an abundance of books, including story (i.e. library) books and classroom quantities of textbooks in most subjects and grade levels. Books are free for schools and public institutions that provide for children in need, but donations of any amount are gladly accepted.

Books for you Home/ Homeschool

Homeschoolers and community members can select textbooks for a $20 annual fee and $5 per textbook. 

Resellers are strictly prohibited!

If the form to make your gift does not appear, click here to make a gift to SCARCE.
July 3 Holiday Hours

SCARCE will be closing at noon on Friday, July 3rd.   We will resume regular summer hours starting Monday, July 6.  Happy Independence Day!

SCARCE Tour Video

Book Rescue Video - WGN

SCARCE Helps Keep Kids Out of Prison

These students are at-risk youth. They are on the cusp of being expelled and becoming a burden on society. SCARCE is helping our program to keep our students off the streets and out of prisons. This I assure you, will cost more tax money in the long run than keeping SCARCE open for teachers like me to make use of now.

Yes, I know my program is not in DuPage, so one might say who cares?
These students if not directed with a solid education, may become not just a burden on Cook County, or DuPage,
but the state and nation as a whole.

SCARCE does not just seek to help out the environment in a "green" "eco-friendly" way, but allows me to create a better environment for good kids who have made bad decisions.

Neil Gonzales- RISE Educator Worth