Jack Thompson Reads To His Nieces

Jack Thompson read to his nieces.  Then he worked with them to select books from their bookshelves to donate.  The books were used to teach his nieces that they can have a profound impact on the community as he has.  Jack Thompson Reads To His Nieces

Christiansburg Elm Book Donation

Fourth-grade students at Christiansburg Elementary School enjoy books donated by Velocity of Books. 

Christiansburg Elementary School

Jack Thompson Donates Books

Jack Thompson of Velocity of Books Donating Books

Jack Thompson Donating Books

Velocity of Books Art Auction - May 2021

Art by Grinkle

We'll be hosting an art auction in May to raise funds for programs such as the books by the pallet program, which delivers more than 20,000 books to schools each year.

Our programs also deliver thousands of books to Catholic Charities to be distributed to their social support centers, and to children in hospitals. 

Your donation and/or purchase of art will help keep these programs and other programs running. 

Please email: [email protected] to make a donation of art, money, or books. 

Plant Swap To Raise Money for Velocity of Books


Community Bookmobile Providing Free Books

Free Bookmobiles Velocity of Bookmobile
Velocity of Books is providing a bookmobile, which will have a large variety of books for babies, children, teens, and some adult books as well.

The bookmobile will roll through communities in Montgomery County, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland to collect and distribute books.

Please contact us if you'd like us to establish a book distribution route in your neighborhood.  We are also looking for community Ambassadors to collect and distribute books.  If you'd like to be a Community Ambassador, please contact us by Phone: 301-637-2754 Email: [email protected]

Free Book Swap Stations Converted from Old Newspaper Bins


Thanks to the Washington Post for donating their old newspaper boxes.   

Many communities will receive book swap stations and hundreds of thousands of books.

Two Community Book Swaps In February (East County / Upper County )

East County Community Center 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Date: February 1st, 2020

Time: 11:00am- 1pm


Upper County Community Center  8201 Emory Grove Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 

February 8th, 2020

Time: 9:00am-11:00am

Free Books!!!   If you don't have a book to swap, you may still come to get free books. 

Please start boxing up your books and asking your friends to do the same.



Mid-County Book Swap



We'll be hosting a free book swap at the Mid-County Recreation Center.

Date: October 12th, 2019

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Address: 2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Book donations may be dropped off at 9:30 am at the location of the event. 

Volunteer Sign-up: volunteersignup.org/MJBXY

Cash donations may be made here:

Donate To Promote Literacy

Velocity of Books Is Moving -Call Before Making Donations

Velocity of Books is moving.

Please call or text before making any book donations 301-674-3056.