Local Partners

International Book Project enjoys ongoing relationships with these organizations. These partnerships facilitate our getting books to those in our community need and will benefit from them the most.

DV8 Kitchen was developed and operates as a second chance employment opportunity for people who are trying to redirect their lives.  People in the early stages of substance abuse recovery often find it difficult to find employers willing to take a chance on them. We believe providing employment at DV8 Kitchen can lead to a lifetime ability to gain and maintain employment and deviate from their past lifestyle.


Kentucky Refugee Ministries  helps resettle refugees and welcome immigrants. The services of Kentucky Refugee Ministries encourage hope, advocate for newcomers, and transform the lives of those seeking safety. Each refugee family receives a bookshelf from the International Book Project stocked with books to match the ages and reading stages of each family arriving in Fayette County.

Lexington’s Habitat for Humanity mission is to provide everyone with a decent place to live. Once a Habitat home is completed in central Kentucky, International Book Project provides a bookshelf along with a collection of curated books for the family to have in their new home.

Moveable Feast Lexington prepares and delivers to the door a hot, nutritious meal five days a week to low-income people in Lexington-Fayette County who have HIV/AIDS and those under the care of Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass). We also feed their caregivers and dependent children.

God’s Pantry Food Bank serves 50 counties in Central and Eastern Kentucky in partnership with more than 450 food pantries and meal programs. During Covid, the International Book Project partnered with God’s pantry to ensure every school child receiving a meal received an age appropriate book as well.

Through Friends of the Public Library, International Book Project receives large book donations throughout the year.

Books & Badges brings Fayette County Deputy Sheriffs into the classroom to read well-known children’s books with the class.

The Family Care Center is a division of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, providing support to at-risk families including young mothers with young children. It provides case management for parents, full-day quality childcare, in-home services for new and expectant parents, teen parent education, and pediatric health care.