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Rep. Cummings, Waterbury Reads Launch Bookmobile

Posted on February 22, 2017 by admin


State Representative Larry Butler (D-72), Waterbury Alderman Greg Hadley, Kelly Pinho, coordinator of Waterbury Reads, Tina Agati, executive director of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, State Representative and founder of Waterbury Reads Gently Used Children’s Book Drive, Stephanie Cummings (R-74), Andy Leever, of MacDermid Performance Solutions, State Representative Geraldo Reyes (R-75), Vanessa Vowe, program director for Literacy Volunteers, and Isabel DeSousa, of PAL, during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Waterbury Reads bookmobile on Tuesday, February 21.

With volunteers, friends, family and local and state elected officials in attendance, Waterbury Reads Gently Used Children’s Book Drive officially unveiled their new bookmobile during a brief ceremony outside the Police Athletic League (PAL) building on Division Street in Waterbury.  The trailer – purchased with a generous donation by Frank Monteiro and MacDermid Performance Solutions – will be used to further their mission to distribute free books to Waterbury children. To date, Waterbury Reads has collected more than 40,000 books to be distributed to Waterbury children free of charge.  For more information, or to find out how you can volunteer or donate gently used books, please go to: or call: 203-754-1164