Posted Date: 04/05/2022
Posted Date: 03/29/2022
Norwalk Public Schools in collaboration with NFEP, NFT, NASA and UPSEU are partnering with First Book to work together to bring 40,000 brand new books to families in Norwalk. The Carousel of Reading First Book event will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 11am to 3pm at Norwalk High School, 23 Calvin Murphy Drive.
This fun event will feature free books for children of all ages including new releases and best sellers. There is no cost to attend. For the convenience of our families, a shuttle bus to and from the event will be provided from the South Norwalk area.
Storytellers will be onsite along with authors, a DJ, food trucks, snacks and popcorn, a photo booth, local vendors, partners and more! Representatives from each school across the district will also be there showcasing their school spirit.
“This exciting collaboration between NPS and Norwalk unions will not only allow us to enrich our classroom libraries, but also to support libraries in homes across Norwalk. Teachers and families will have the opportunity to select books from an array of titles and genres, inspiring a love for reading, and the ability to explore new topics, people, cultures and adventure,” said NPS Superintendent Dr. Alexandra Estrella.
To help make this a successful event, volunteers are needed for book sorting, event setup and breakdown. Click here to sign up to be a volunteer. For further questions regarding volunteering, contact Audra Good, Gooda@norwalkps.org.
First Book is an international nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to working with educators, paraprofessionals, and program leaders like you to provide brand new, free and low-cost books to kids from low-income families. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 100 million new books to thousands of schools and community programs nationwide that work directly with children in need.