How a Linen Closet Came to be Known as Narnia

How a Linen Closet Came to be Known as Narnia

Narnia. The imaginary land in C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia series. A fantasy world that the young character, Lucy, discovers in the back of a seemingly ordinary wardrobe. Where beavers, mice, wolves and a lion act as humans do. A world of mythical...
July 2019 Newsletter

July 2019 Newsletter

At New Chapters, we’ve recently added $2,500 in new books to our libraries at Orchard Place Campus, kicked off our summer reading program, and updated our website with more features. Stay up to date on all of our happenings by reading our July Newsletter!...
Donor Spotlight – Jeff and Susan Stroud

Donor Spotlight – Jeff and Susan Stroud

We send a heartfelt thank you to Jeff and Susan Stroud, generous donors of funds for the purchase of books that go into the hands of our at-risk youth. The Strouds have always supported efforts in the Des Moines area that directly affect young people; we are honored...
Donor Spotlight – Dave and Joann Leto

Donor Spotlight – Dave and Joann Leto

At New Chapters, donors have a significant impact, providing literary opportunities for at-risk youth in our community.  Gifts to New Chapters provide support to kids who reside at Youth Emergency Services and Shelter (YESS),  Polk County Juvenile Detention Center,...