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Behind the Scenes: Outreach at NHR

Keri Humphries, NHR Outreach Director, holds a jar of mints with a note on volunteer appreciation.

Keri is the nearly-universal port into volunteering at NHR. During a typical day she responds to volunteer applications and processes paperwork in the morning. Then, in the afternoon she interviews potential volunteers – four to six a day during the busiest times of year! That may sound like a lot, but Keri says that meeting members of the community is her favorite part of the job.

Top 5 Reasons to Volunteer at NHR

Nine NHR students happily display their book selections.

Now is the perfect time to sign up to volunteer at New Haven Reads! Not sure whether or not tutoring is for you? Check out our top 5 reasons to volunteer at New Haven Reads!

Happy Holidays from New Haven Reads!

NHR student happily displays her book selection.

We hope you enjoy these photos from the tutoring program’s new book giveaway! A huge thank you to Barnes & Noble in Milford and Abrams Books for their support of the tutoring program’s book giveaway!

Volunteer Spotlight: Mike O.

Mike O'Brien, NHR volunteer

Mike finds his greatest motivation for volunteering in fulfilling the Book Bank’s mission to get as many books out into the community as possible. He said, “I basically come here for the same reason I worked at the UNH Library for 17 years – I believe in helping to put books in people’s hands, often literally.”

NHR Honored by Black and Hispanic Caucus

NHR Executive Director Kirsten Levinsohn accepts recognition award from the Black and Hispanic Caucus of New Haven.

On October 25, 2018, New Haven Reads was honored to receive the Mentorship Award at the New Haven Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus 7th Annual Recognition Fall Gala. The  event brings together community leaders to honor… Read More

7th Annual Spelling Bee a Success

Team Lingbuzz celebrates winning the NHR Spelling Bee by holding aloft their trophy.

Thank you to everyone who came out for the 7th Annual Spelling Bee presented by UBS Financial Services! Congratulations to our 2018 Champions, Team LingBuzz from the Yale Department of Linguistics! Thanks to the many people who made the… Read More

What We’re Reading (Sep-Oct)

Shelves full of books line the walls of the NHR Book Bank.

What We’re Reading is back! We missed the July/August posting due to some staff transitions, but now that everyone has settled into their new roles, we are excited to reestablish this bi-monthly blog post, which includes contributions from… Read More