We all know that there are children and young adults in our community who would love to own a special book… The Book Angel program is designed to address that need.
Dedicated volunteers work with several local non-profit service agencies to develop a "wish list." Each request is represented on a paper angel hung on a large wreath in our stairway in mid-November. Some requests are general guidelines: "Boy 3, loves trucks" while others are quite specific: "the last Harry Potter."
This is where you get to polish your halo!
Choose an angel and find a book that matches OR
Select a book that is special to you and we'll find an angel for it OR
Donate a specific amount and we will pick out books and appropriate angels
The Norwich Bookstore will donate at least one book for every ten purchased and we guarantee that no Angel will leave empty handed.
We take care of gift-wrapping and sorting the books for delivery. Some books are needed in early December so the care providers can distribute them before the holiday celebrations. Others are collected through mid-December for ongoing programs.
This year we are working with the Family Place, Vermont Child and Family Services, The Haven, and the Children's Literacy Foundation.
We thank you all for supporting this generous local tradition!