How To Get Involved

Volunteer To Read

Read To Know is always in need of volunteer readers at day care centers in Paterson, Hackensack, Englewood, Passaic and Teaneck, and several WIC (Women, Infants and Children) clinic waiting rooms. We provide the books and training. All we need is your love of reading and children and your enthusiasm.

Book Distribution

Read To Know supplies books to several agencies including  food pantries, pediatric waiting rooms, and other locations where children have to sit and wait. We also help restock the library shelves of day care centers and elementary schools.  For the past several years, Read to Know has given at least one new book a year to all the children at sites where our volunteers read.

Help at a BookFest! or Other Special Event

We hold BookFests! several times a year. There are plenty of opportunities both in the planning and on the day of the BookFest! We would be happy to let you know of our upcoming events. Check our “Upcoming Events” Section or call us at (201)445-3176.

Collect and Sort Books

We would love to help you get started on running a book drive.  You will find that collecting new and gently used books from family and friends is an easy way to participate in getting books into the hands of needy children. Start your book drive today.

Work on the Website, Flyers and Promotions

We would be delighted to have you participate in getting the word out about Read to Know and Read to Know events.


We are always in need of new or gently used children’s books—just contact us  Several schools, churches, scout troops, and stores , as well as individuals, have collected books for us.

Whatever your interest or talent, Read To Know has a spot for you!

Please fill out the form below to see how you can help.