Through the book orders program, New Haven Reads provides thousands of free books for local events, organizations, and schools, ranging from the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen and Fair Haven Community Health Center to KinderCare and the city’s senior centers. The premise is simple: you request the books, and our volunteers will prep them for pick up. When they’re ready, you’ll receive an email!
All book orders are capped at 300 books total.* We love giving out thousands of free books each year, and this cap allows us to fill more book orders, for more organizations, in a more timely fashion. Please request only what you need, up to the limits below.
• Maximum 300 books per order
• Fiction picture books limited to 100 per order
• No board books
*Larger orders (more than 300 books) may be requested and filled at the discretion of the Book Bank Director, and must be approved ahead of time. To inquire about a larger order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Haven Reads increases the literacy skills of children by providing individually tailored one-on-one after school tutoring, educational family support, and a community book bank, all at no cost to participants.