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Take a trip with NHR staff!

Take a trip with New Haven Reads staff around the world to hear poems and books written by BIPOC authors. Each day this we week will be posting a new reading from a staff member along with a… Read More

Click here to read about how our Teacher Open House went.

 On January 29th and 30th, our Book Bank opened its doors for our Winter Teacher Open House. Teachers were able to RSVP ahead of time or, if they were unable to attend,  could place a book order on… Read More

Click Here to Meet Piper O’Keefe: Education Department Intern

Often, the only thing that many tutors and interns at New Haven Reads have in common is an enormous heart, a love of reading, and a dedication to helping others. Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess where they are… Read More

Thanks to you, NHR will have a bright 2021!

A student smiles with three books

Huge thanks to everyone who made an end of year gift to New Haven Reads during our annual appeal! Reading is critical for school – and life – success. By sharing the joy and power of reading, New… Read More

Meet one of our students: Andrew

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Andrew excitedly logs into the Zoom tutoring session, oftentimes arriving ten minutes early. He lights the room up with a smile, and as tutors and students start trickling in, he excitedly asks, “How is… Read More

A thoughtful statement from our Board Chair Ruth Beardsley.

I am honored to serve as the Board Chair for New Haven Reads, a vibrant institution within our city that has a reach and an impact that far exceeds our size. Our mission is to share the joy… Read More

NHR Community Book Bank

With the coronavirus numbers in Connecticut rising, we have decided to close our Community Book Bank for the safety of our staff, volunteers, and book bank visitors. We will be closed through the end of 2020 and will… Read More

An incredible gift from the Choate Fund for Justice!

The Choate Fund for Justice provides funds for organizations that support racial justice and fight systemic bias and inequality. A committee comprised of representatives of Choate’s Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and student body chose New Haven Reads because… Read More

A Day in the Life: By Alex Martin

No two days at New Haven Reads are the same. Everyday has several key components — teaching, tutoring, coffee, Zoom — but beyond these, nothing is certain! Working at New Haven Reads through the Yale President’s Public Service… Read More

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day takes place on September 8 every year to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our own local communities as well as globally.  New Haven Reads mission is to share the joy… Read More