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.
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 thevillage.org or call (860) 236-4511.