Need to Read! 3,000 Books for NBFA

Monday, Sept. 23 is the official start of Need to Read: 3,000 Books for NBFA. The goal of this book drive is to bring 3,000 new and gently used books into our school. 

“Reading is the gateway to all learning," says NBFA Elementary School Principal Colette Fearon. “I was sad to see that some of our classroom libraries don’t contain the books needed to push our students further into a bright future."

NBFA, Bridgeport’s only progressive education public charter school, offers project-based learning, enrichment centers, hands-on projects, and frequent field trips. NBFA combines engaging academics with experience-based learning that helps them develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills.

Our partners at the University of Bridgeport, The Friends of Bridgeport Library, Books4Everyone, Wilton Library and Westport National Bank will be collecting or donating books to help us achieve our goal. More patrons are welcome!

Working with our partners in the community donors can drop off books at the following bank location or come to our school: 

Book Donations accepted at:

-- New Beginnings Family Academy, 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT

-- The Fairfield office of Westport National Bank, 1100 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT

You can also visit our Amazon wish list to purchase books.


About New Beginnings Family Academy 


New Beginnings Family Academy (NBFA) is a tuition-free public charter school for students in grades Pre-K through 8th, located in Bridgeport, CT. Our mission is to provide students with a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps them develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children the necessary foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life. To accomplish our goal of preparing students for life-long success, we work with experts from Bank Street College of Education to implement a progressive education model with emotionally responsive practice. This model attends to the whole child, not just academics, and focuses on developing collaborative, socially responsible leaders by organically weaving ethics and character-building into daily instruction in small-class settings.  Our student-focused approach brings out the best in each child by getting to know them individually, encouraging curiosity, and fostering their personal interests.  All NBFA students are selected through a blind lottery, and there is no admissions criteria.