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

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 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...

New Chapter – Aliber House

New Chapters began another chapter with the opening of a new library space on January 31, 2018, for Aliber House at Orchard Place Campus!  We first came up with the idea one evening last November when volunteering at the YESS library.  While we knew that some of the...

Thank You

Thank you so very much to each and every one of you who have supported our fast growing mission throughout 2017.  We are grateful for your support and we simply couldn’t do it without you. Whether you hosted a book fair, a party, wrote a check, purchased a gift card...

Benefits Of Reading

The benefits of reading are numerous and carry over into countless aspects of life. Here are several notable advantages of ready access to books and time spent reading.   Reading: Improves focus and concentration Improves imagination and fosters creative thinking...