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New Haven Reads Needs You As A Volunteer

Since 2001, New Haven Reads has helped thousands of children boost their reading skills free of charge and has given away nearly 2-million books. It all started when its founder, the late Christine Alexander, opened a book bank and a year later it became a one-on-one tutoring program. Volunteers sign on to give their time Read more…

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Bridgeport’s Mercy Learning Center Is Lifting Women By Educating Them

 Can you imagine coming to the U.S. with little education and virtually speaking no english? It’s nearly impossible to get ahead. It is very difficult especially for women who are trying to raise children with very little money. One in five women in Bridgeport do not have a high school education, which means their children Read more…

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The Legend of Hobbomock

Jason Marchi, a journalist, poet, and now children’s author from Guilford, Connecticut, has published a children’s book about a Sleeping Giant named Hobbomock. The title of his book is The Legend of Hobbomock, The Sleeping Giant. In the state of Connecticut, in the Mount Carmel section of the town of Hamden, lies Sleeping Giant State Read more…

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R.J. Julia Bookstore Turns 20!

R.J. Julia Bookstore in Madison, Connecticut is celebrating its 20th birthday. One of the country’s most well known and successful independent bookstores, known for its author events, has a lot to crow about. In a time of a seismic shift in the way in which people read and get their information, this shop chocked full Read more…

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