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...

Volunteer Spotlight – Becky Anderson

Volunteer Spotlight – Becky Anderson

At New Chapters our volunteers share our passion to inspire a love of books in at-risk youth.  This is the first in a new series for our blog, Volunteer Spotlight, where we ask one of our volunteers a few questions. Today, we introduce Becky, who joined the New...

New Chapter – Aliber House

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

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

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...