Last week Bernie’s Book Bank donated nearly 9,500 books to Harvard CUSD 50 students. Between Thursday and Tuesday, schools distributed the books to students.
On Thursday, drivers delivered pre-sorted bags of books to Washington School, Crosby Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, and Harvard Junior High. Bernie’s gives books to students from Pre-K through sixth grade.
Each bag contains six books leveled for readers based on their age. The organization’s mission is to increase book ownership among children.
After receiving their bags, students have time to trade with classmates and review the new books. Every student takes home six books for their reading collection.
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