New Rochelle: All on the Same Page!

Amazing things happen when community members of all ages share insights they have gained from reading. New Rochelle: All on the Same Page is a city-wide literacy project which will feature three seasonal Community Read programs based on relevant themes. This is an initiative of My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle, in partnership with the City School District of New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Public Library, alongside numerous community groups and houses of worship. Chosen books relating to the first theme, “Own Your Greatness”, are available for borrowing with your Library Card or for purchase (at discounted rates) from the Friends of NRPL Book Store in the Library Lobby. The Book Store is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

The first theme, “Own Your Greatness,” will be explored in these titles geared for four reading levels:

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, by Jeff Hobbs, is suitable for high school students and adults.
X: A Novel, by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon, is suitable for middle and high school students and adults.
Trombone Shorty, by Troy Andrews, is suitable for children in grades 3 to 5.
Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Pena, is suitable for children in Pre-K to grade 2. 

Want to become a leader in our initiative? Then become a Bookender!

A Bookender is an individual or organization that purchases 10 or more copies of any one book in a themed grouping, hosts and facilitates book discussions or online forums, and coordinates community groups. To learn more about becoming a Bookender, email or sign-up by clicking here.