Team Spotlight: Book Bank

The Book Bank is a unique resource that is neither a library nor a bookstore. Rather, all of our gently used books are free, and they may be kept and enjoyed for years to come. Each year we give out close to 100,000 books.

First-time visitors to the Book Bank will find hundreds of children’s and adult books sorted into categories and shelved in both our main front room and the larger back room. Visitors are limited to five children’s, board, or picture books per day (per child); there is no limit on other books.

Victoria is our Book Bank Director. Originally from Pennsylvania, Victoria moved to Connecticut in 2014 to attend the University of New Haven. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Community/Clinical Psychology, and hopes to pursue a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Rehabilitation. Victoria joined New Haven Reads as an intern during her final semester at UNH, and joined the staff as the Book Bank Director after her internship. Her favorite book is The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

Jo-Ann is our Office Manager. Jo-Ann was born and raised in New Haven, CT. She has worked as a nurse’s aide for over 20 years and has two sons who are her world. Jo-Ann’s favorite book is Rhythms by Donna Hill.

Location: 45 Bristol Street, New Haven CT 06511
Phone: 203-752-1923

Monday: 12pm-4pm
Tuesday: 1pm-7pm
Wednesday: 1pm-7pm
Thursday: 1pm-6pm
Friday: 12pm-6pm

Saturday: 10am-1pm