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
“I find television very
educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the
other room and read a book.”
that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places