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...

Volunteer Spotlight – Diane Haguewood

Volunteer Spotlight – Diane Haguewood

At New Chapters our volunteers share our passion to inspire a love of books in at-risk youth.  This is the sixth in our Volunteer Spotlight series, where we ask one of our volunteers a few questions. Today, we are happy to shine the spotlight on Diane, one of our...

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...

Volunteer Spotlight – Libby Hartlieb

Volunteer Spotlight – Libby Hartlieb

At New Chapters our volunteers share our passion to inspire a love of books in at-risk youth.  This is the next interview in our Volunteer Spotlight series, where we ask one of our volunteers a few questions. We're happy to introduce to you, Libby, who joined New...

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,...

Volunteer Spotlight – Lisa Severino

Volunteer Spotlight – Lisa Severino

At New Chapters our volunteers share our passion to inspire a love of books in at-risk youth.  This is the fourth in our Volunteer Spotlight series, where we ask one of our volunteers a few questions. Today, we would like you to meet Lisa, who joined the New Chapters...

Five Amazing Ways We’re Connecting With Kids

Five Amazing Ways We’re Connecting With Kids

Since September 2016 New Chapters' volunteers have worked directly with hundreds of kids at Polk County Juvenile Detention. We are fortunate to have two remarkable and extremely dedicated women who each and every week give their time to staff the New Chapters library...

Volunteer Spotlight – Claire Reiman

Volunteer Spotlight – Claire Reiman

At New Chapters our volunteers share our passion to inspire a love of books in at-risk youth.  This is the third in our Volunteer Spotlight series, where we ask one of our volunteers a few questions. Meet Claire, who joined the New Chapters volunteer team in 2012....

New Chapter – Youth Homes of Mid-America

New Chapter – Youth Homes of Mid-America

New Chapters is thrilled to announce the opening of a new library at our fourth location: Youth Homes of Mid-America (YHMA), in Johnston, Iowa. This residential treatment campus provides foster group care and services on a 24-hour basis to teenage boys ages 12-18 with...