In 2003, the Renée B. Fisher Foundation had a simple idea: to provide an abundance of books of all types and subjects to children whose access to reading materials might be limited. What better place to find a rich resource of books at affordable prices than a library book sale? Who better to drive student access to learning than their teachers? To achieve this mission, the Renée B. Fisher Foundation and Pequot Library have partnered for nearly 20 years to put books in the hands of students through Books for Teachers, an award program that provides Bridgeport and New Haven public school teachers with $100 award vouchers for free books and media at Pequot Library’s Summer Book Sale. See the list of approved Bridgeport and New Haven public schools.
Volunteers: Sign up online to support Pequot Library and teachers. Opportunities include unpacking and organizing books, shopping and packing for individual teachers, and overseeing pick up.
This year, Pequot Library is proud to continue the Books for Teachers program during our annual summer book sale .
Books for Teachers applicants will be selected on a first come, first served basis to receive $100 worth of books for their classrooms. Applications are limited to one per teacher. Public schools from Bridgeport and New Haven are eligible; please see the list of approved schools on our website to confirm your school’s eligibility.
Applications for 2021 are now closed.Questions? Send us an email.
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