In addition to the Book Order and Field Trip programs, New Haven Reads offers several resources and perks available to teachers only, including extended visiting hours, classroom sets, bi-annual Teacher Open Houses, educational reference materials, and a Teachers email list.
Extended Visiting Hours
Although the back room of the Book Bank closes to the general public at 2:30 PM each day, teachers are allowed to search for books in the back during our tutoring hours up until close. This gives teachers access to a greater selection of books. Additionally, teachers may choose to skip the checkout desk and instead sign their books out using the Teacher Binder, available in the back room.
The Book Bank maintains a catalog of classroom sets for teachers. The catalog is leveled using the Scholastic Books Wizard Tool, and includes the number of copies available. To peruse the catalog, please click here.
Bi-Annual Teacher Open Houses
Twice a year, at the beginning and end of the school year, New Haven Reads closes to the general public and hosts an Open House for teachers only. During this time, we put out overflow books and extra supplies, expedite your check out process, and have extra volunteers on hand to help carry books out to cars. It’s also an excellent time to connect with the Book Bank staff and ask about other programs!
Educational Reference Materials
The Book Bank has an entire Education section tucked into the back room, which includes resources on topics ranging from classroom discipline to fall activities templates and how to build a syllabus. Right next to it, the Textbooks/Workbook section often has blank workbooks for various grade levels.
Teachers Email List
The teachers email list is used to announce the bi-annual Teacher Open Houses and scheduling notification for the field trips program.
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.