The Norwalk Federation of Educational Personnel (NFEP) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) led the effort to bring more than 40,000 free books provided by the national organization First Book to Norwalk Public Schools (NPS).
But first, up to 2,000 eligible school staff and volunteers needed to register with First Book! This registering included NPS staff, and staff from community programs who serve students and families in need, such as Carver.
The registration campaign worked. The 40,000 books were just delivered to Ponus Middle School!
Carver after school students are seen here with Ponus Middle School Principal, Damon C. Lewis, Ed. D., helping NPS staff, NFEP volunteers, Norwalk's police and fire personnel and cadets, and many others to sort the books and to later help distribute them throughout the NPS system!
Soon, NPS classrooms, school buses, front offices, school nurse health rooms, cafeterias and afterschool programs will receive these gifted new books. Students will take these books home to read. Parents will be encouraged to read to their children. Thank you, everyone!