Midas Wheaton Promotes Literacy

Midas Manager, Jerry Germain has shown he is an advocate for literacy.

For more than three years, Midas in Wheaton has hosted a book swap station, so that the community can come and get both kids and adult books for free.

Now, Midas has added a Discover Books, book collection bin.  Residents can place their unwanted books in the bin.  The books are picked up by Discover Books and sorted.  While many of the books are sold, thousands of books are given back to the community.  When you order books by the pallet from Velocity of Books, they are likely to come directly from the Discover Books warehouse.

As a result of community partners such as Midas in Wheaton, Discover Books is able to provide the books to Velocity of Books to distribute at events.  The next event is at Westfield Wheaton on June 17th from noon-3:00pm.   

We never could have provided the community with so many free books if it weren't for the help of organizations like Midas hosting book collection bins.  To find out how you may be able to help, like your local Midas, contact:  Alexandra Popoli apopoli@discoverbooks.com at Discover Books.

Baseball Heroes

Be one of the first 125 people to donate books at our event at Westfield Wheaton this Saturday from noon-3:00pm and will will provide you with a free baseball ticket. 

We thank both Big Train and Thunderbolts for helping us promote literacy in our community. 


Velocity of Books To Give Away More Than 20,000 Books


Neighborhood Libraries




Free standing libraries are a great way to promote literacy in your community and bring neighbors together.

Some people elect to have the books in their free standing libraries have a particular theme, such as children's books, cook books or mysteries. 

Summer Reading Fun



Velocity of Books is encouraging summer reading.  Summer reading reduces summer slide - Summer Slide is the portion of the educational achievement gained through the school year and lost during the summer. Summer Slide is the number one cause of the reading achievement gap.

summer reading logs