Brooklyn Book Bodega is grateful for WellMet's support. It has a direct impact on our staffing and programming at our Book Hub and at off-site events throughout the borough helping to ensure fewer barriers to book ownership for all New Yorkers.”
Brooklyn Book Bodega (BBB) was founded in the fall of 2018. As of February 2022, BBB has given out 146,000 books to over 33,000 individuals, families, and children. Research shows that children who grow up in homes with 100+ books have better life outcomes. Despite the resources and wealth in Brooklyn, parts of our own community are classified as “book deserts” – areas with only 1 book per 300 residents. All children should be part of a vibrant, literate community and grow up in homes with access to books that they want to read regardless of financial status.