Barnes & Noble Customers Provide 1,500 New Books for Hartford Students

This video appeared in the NBC Connecticut live broadcast on February 1, 2022.

The Village for Families & Children distributed nearly 1,500 children’s books to local students and their families today, to help provide extra reading opportunities and aid pandemic learning loss.

Donated by customers at the Glastonbury Barnes & Noble during a book drive in December, the books were given to children at the The Village’s Spring Street Family Center in Hartford, which operates a preschool, Words Count literacy program and other basic needs programs for low-income families and to students at M.D. Fox School in Hartford, one of several Hartford Public Schools The Village partners with to support students and their families through school-based mental health, after-school programs, family resource centers and more.

Children at The Village’s Quality Parenting Center (QPC) and living and attending school at The Village’s main campus on Albany Avenue in Hartford will also receive books from this effort.

The Village continuously seeks to partner with local businesses, organizations and community members to meet existing and emerging needs for families it serves. To help fill a similar need or learn how you can make a difference, please visit or call (860) 236-4511.