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Donors and sponsors propel The Great Give to raise $3.4 Million for a record 500 nonprofits (CFGNH 05.09.2022)

Hundreds Rally to Boost Reading (New Haven Independent  04.12.22)

Fernanda Franco Books New Gig at New Haven Reads (New Haven Independent 02.01.2022)


New Haven Reads Pages Through Pandemic Pivot (Arts Council of Greater New Haven 08.06.2021)

New Haven School Chiefs Lead a Fitness Hike (New Haven Register 07.14.2021)

Parents, Kids Meet a Fitness and Reading Challenge (New Haven Independent 07.14.2021)

Avangrid Foundation Announces 2021-2022 #AVANgives Community Grant Recipients (Avangrid Pressroom 06.29.2021)

Juneteenth Festival (New Haven Independent 06.19.2021) 


New Haven Reads Buzzes Into Virtual Bee (Greater New Haven Arts Council 12.07.2020)

Choate Announces Choate Fund for Justice Recipients (Choate News 10.08.2020)

Backyard Bash Brings Black Triumphs Alive (New Haven Independent, 06.22.2020)

Nonprofit Gives Away Books, Continues Tutoring During Pandemic (NBC Connecticut, 06.08.2020)

Parents Get Books Along With Meals (New Haven Independent, 05.08.2020)

NHR Pivots To Online Tutoring (New Haven Independent, 04.17.2020) 

New Haven Reads Fights State Budget Cuts (Arts Paper, 02.13.2020)


Scenes from the 2019 New Haven Reads Spelling Bee (Yale News, 10.28.19)

Beeddikulus Spellers Bee-Muse And Bee-Dazzle (Arts Council Greater New Haven, 10.28.19)

Spellers buzz during 8th annual New Haven Reads Spelling Bee (WTNH, 10.25.19)

Cops and Cotton Candy (and NHR!) at National Night Out (New Haven Independent, 8.7.19)

Board Member, Oscar Suarez, Recognized as 2019 40 Under 40 Honoree (Hartford Business Journal, 8.5.2019)

Psychology Major Shares Love of Reading with New Haven Community (University of New Haven, 8.1.2019)

“Help Your Shelves” Grows Literacy in Dixwell (The Arts Paper, 7.24.2019)

Drill Torch Passed at Freddy Fixer (New Haven Independent, 6.3.2019)

“Help Your Shelves” Project Builds Literacy Access (New Haven Independent, 5.10.2019)

Watch New Haven Reads on NYBERG with Ann Nyberg (WTNH, 2.26.2019)

Houlihan, Keyes and Wang: Consider the Alternative (Yale Daily News, 1.29.2019)

“Help Your Shelves” Gets Ready To Grow Literacy (The Arts Paper, 1.18.2019)


Melillo Students Take in 1,100 Books for New Haven Reads (Zip 06, 11.20.2018)

New Haven leaders celebrate caucus gala (Yale Daily News, 10.29.2018)

Politicos Celebrate An Interconnected City (New Haven Independent, 10.20.2018)

Yale Linguists Slay Latin Kings (The Arts Paper, 10.22.2018)

Scenes from the 2018 New Haven Reads Spelling Bee (YaleNews, 10.22.2018)

Blogging mom of 2 turns love of reading into family project that pays it forward (The Middletown Press, 8.13.2018)

Freddy Puts “Neighbor” Back in “Neighborhood” (New Haven Independent, 6.4.2018)

Annual Freddy Fixer parade brings joy as residents come together in Newhallville (New Haven Register, 6.4.2018)

Literacy Luminary Gets Her Corner (Arts Paper, 4.23.2018)

Christine Cornered (New Haven Independent, 4.23.2018)

New Haven Reads to celebrate late founder, Christine Alexander (YaleNews, 4.18.2018)

Am I Sam? (The Arts Paper, 3.2.2018)


Yale students join New Haven Reads for story time (YaleNews, 12.11.2017)

New Haven Reads Casts Its Spell (The Arts Paper, 10.30.2017)

Longtime New Haven Reads tutors develop bonds with students (New Haven Register, 10.18.2017)

New Haven Reads Community Book Bank receives $45,000 grant from First Niagara (New Haven Register, 7.14.2017)

The Pigeon lands at Beinecke, supports New Haven Reads (YaleNews, 6.28.2017)

Community steps up after New Haven Reads book giveaway threatened by pipe leak (New Haven Register, 5.11.2017)

Sewage Leak Hampers Book Giveaway (New Haven Independent, 5.9.2017)

New Haven Reads celebrates 15th anniversary (Yale Daily News, 3.31.2017)

A Reading Locomotive Turns 15 (New Haven Independent, 3.31.2017)

New Haven Reads: “The Happiest Place in the World” (Connecticut Magazine, 2.20.2017)