Founded in 2003,
has been active in supporting the
literary needs of the children of Norwalk.
Since the beginning of our
program, we have distributed more than 60,000 free books to more than 20,000
Anyone wishing to donate books,
or volunteer for any of our upcoming events, you can reach us via email at:
For a list of local businesses
which have set up bins for book donations -- CLICK HERE.
seeks to promote the opportunity and
encouragement to read though the distribution of free books and supporting
literacy programs to all children in Norwalk with a focus on those at risk.
Each year NorwalkReads!
holds various city-wide free Book
Distributions -- The East Norwalk Library, the Norwalk Public Library (including
the South Norwalk Branch Library), the Rowayton Library, the Norwalk Housing
Authority and other venues such as the Stepping Stones Museum.
Special individual venue
Book Distributions are held periodically.
The free Book Distributions
enable children to receive 2 new and 2 slightly-used book from thousands of
titles which are either purchased by NorwalkReads!
or have been contributed by various
The children are encouraged to
read the books they choose through various incentives provided at each
Dates, times, and places of the
free Book Distributions are widely publicized through local media, school
flyers, emails, this website, and posters placed within the weeks preceding the
television very educating. Every time somebody
turns on the set, I go into the other room and
read a book.”
“The more that
you read, the
more things you
will know. The
more that you
learn, the more