Please consider donating your gently-used children’s books to Read to Grow. Our inventory is extremely low.
Read to Grow typically provides more than 1,500 books a week to children who do not have books at home. We distribute books to families, child care providers, educators and pediatric primary care centers. Without books, families cannot read together. Sixty-one percent of low-income families do not have children’s books in their home.
We are especially in need of early-childhood books for children ages newborn through 5 but welcome contributions of books for children through high school age.
“Just like food banks run low on supplies, we are running low on ‘brain food,’ or books,” said Linda Sylvester, Books for Kids program coordinator at Read to Grow in Branford.
Read to Grow sends free books all over Connecticut and relies on donations of new and gently-used books to supply children with literature so necessary for their language development and success in school. To help us and help develop a love of reading in Connecticut’s children, please call Read to Grow at 203-488-6800 or visit our website at www.readtogrow.org.