At the same time, SPEF activated its Books Across Stamford program. Volunteers gave away nearly 1,800 new books at 11 locations. The program continued into the following school year as SPEF partnered with the Ferguson Library and Stamford Recreation to safely distribute 700 new books to over 200 children. This past summer, Books Across Stamford’s Summer Series visited over 20 summer camps and community organizations and distributed more than 2,500 books to more than 1,000 children.