We give free books, literacy resources and workshops to families, child-care providers, teachers, doctors, health-care groups, library programs, and many nonprofits.
Two initiatives launched in mid-2014 — Book Places and Partnerships — expanded our outreach to low-income and at-risk families through formal collaborations with other nonprofits serving children and families. Today we have 29 Book Places and 12 Partnerships.
Our annual book distribution through this program alone is over 145,000 and climbing. Since its inception, Books for Kids has delivered more than 1.2 million new and gently used books.
The program gives new books but principally gently used books, which come to us through donations and book drives.
The program accepts requests for books made within Connecticut, not out of state. Requests should be are made online, through this website, whenever possible. The “Book Requests” tab below gives more details and directions.
While Books for Kids serves the entire state, the program has a special initiative in Coastal Fairfield County.
For more details on the components of Books for Kids, see: