Montclair Mutual Aid Book Fair Brings Smiles with Books and Ice Cream!

Montclair Mutual Aid members – Suzanne Aptman, Jonathan A. Marshall, Aminah Toler, Greg Parson and Kate Albright – at Book Fair,

Montclair Mutual Aid continued its outreach efforts Saturday, giving out free books, magazines and sweet treats at Glenfield Park. Reading materials were available for readers ages 5 to adult.

Montclair Mutual Aid member Aminah Toler tells Baristanet that the books and magazines came from Magliteracy.org, an organization that delivers literacy to end poverty, thanks to Montclair Mutual Aid member Jessica Carter’s efforts.

Gelati by Mike donated 100 cups of yummy gelato to help support outreach efforts at the Montclair Mutual Aid Book Fair.Photo: Kate Albright.

The rest of the books were donated from people in town, with a large donation from Melissa DiMarco, who heard about the book fair and was able to donate books from house she was working at as part of her home cleanout/estate sale service she offers.

Gelati by Mike’s Mike Guerriero made the day even sweeter by donating 100 cups of gelato!


Montclair Mutual Aid is a network of neighbors giving and receiving help for essential needs throughout Montclair. To get involved, join the group’s Facebook page here.

Montclair Mutual Aid member Adam Grace with tables of free books.

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