Book Voyagers

Programs designed to promote the joy of reading and encourage families to create literature-rich home environments.

About the Program

Every parent wants to see their child succeed and reading together at home is an important place to start. Book Voyagers programs are designed to promote the joy of reading and encourage families to create literature-rich home environments. Our experienced program facilitators work with libraries, schools and other community organizations to help parents and children build reading skills and bring stories to life. We use a variety of different program formats, including discussion circles, storytelling, and interactive workshops to immerse the whole family in compelling learning experiences. Hands on activities, like dramatic readings, theater games and writing and drawing exercises offer new ways for participants to connect with the written word. Book Voyagers helps families grow their home libraries, as participants receive copies of each book to keep and enjoy again and again for even more reading fun!

Book Voyagers encourages a love of literature, promotes critical thinking, and gives children the self-confidence to share their thoughts and opinions with others. Let Book Voyagers spark curiosity in your community!

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Testimonials from Book Voyagers Programs

“The Book Voyagers experience was excellent in every way. The children were engaged, the presenter offered storytelling and projects that were age appropriate and well received. We are anxious to offer the next session! Thank you!”

“Book Voyagers is an excellent program and opportunity for children to discuss books with a professional facilitator. The literature choices were totally appropriate for the age and interest of the participants. Thank you very much for making this program available for a reasonable price.”

“Thank you for an outstanding storytelling adventure. I thank CT Humanities for making Tellabration possible at our library.”

”Book Voyagers helps kids to think about stories and pay attention to the details of the illustrations in the books. This can help make reading more fun!”

“The program was out of the ordinary – it inspired creativity!”

Workshops & Events

In addition to book discussion programs, Connecticut Humanities helps bring special events to communities across the state. From multi-cultural storytellers to cartooning workshops, these special programs help children and families to engage with literature and culture in creative ways and from new perspectives. A wide variety of formats accommodates all types of learners. CT Humanities funding brings these experiences to you at discounted rates!

Don’t see what you are looking for – then contact us to discuss your ideas!

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Options include:

  • Author visits
  • Cartooning Workshops
  • Graphic novel programs
  • Photo / book workshops
  • Storytellers
  • Theme-based musical programs
  • Theatrical Performances
  • Writing and Illustrating workshops

How it Works

Through the generous support of federal and local funding, Connecticut Humanities covers the majority of program costs including facilitator honoraria and travel, books, resource supplies, and publicity materials (flyers and bookmarks).

Host sites are responsible for a modest cost-share payment to help defray program expenses.

  • $200 for a four-part series (4 one-hour sessions)
  • $50 for a one-session program
  • $75 – $150 is the average range for Workshops and Events

*Non-profit 501(c)3 organizations and municipalities are eligible to apply. Depending on the funding source, restrictions may apply. Note: a cost share, ranging from $50 to $200 is required.

Book Voyager Facilitators

Our Book Voyagers facilitators are passionate about reading and eager to share that excitement with your community! These dedicated educators come from a variety of backgrounds and always go the extra mile to make each session rewarding and inspiring. All Book Voyagers facilitators are literature experts dedicated to helping you and your family make reading and talking about books fun and meaningful. Each facilitator uses their own unique talents to create a welcoming and engaging environment especially for you and abilities include bilingual (Spanish), artistic, theatrical experience and skill in working with diverse ages and populations.

Funding Partners

Federal and state dollars and funding from generous sponsors and donors like you, allow Connecticut Humanities to offer Book Voyagers to libraries, schools and community organizations across the state. Our thanks go out to the following organizations!

Previous Funders

Book Voyagers Requests

We are currently accepting requests for WINTER/SPRING 2024. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are dependent on grant funding.

For more information, contact:

Susan Muro
Phone: (860) 937-6542

Online Requests

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