Read to Grow, a nonprofit organization that provides books to low-income families, is running extremely low on inventory. Please consider donating your gently used children’s books.
Read to Grow typically provides more than 1,500 books a week to children who do not have books at home. Books go to families, child-care providers, educators and pediatric primary-care centers.
Sixty-one percent of low-income families do not have children’s books in their homes. Without books, families cannot read together.
Read to Grow is especially in need of books for children ages newborn through 5 years old, but welcomes 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,” says Linda Sylvester, coordinator of the Books for Kids program at Read to Grow.
Read to Grow sends free books all over Connecticut and relies on donations of new and gently used books to supply children with the literature so necessary for their language development and success in school.
Read to grow is located at 53 School Ground Road, Unit 3, in Branford. The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.