Students at San Francisco Nativity Academy each got to take home a bag filled with books during National Reading Month.
The Curiosity Cruiser, a mobile library, gave away nearly 300 books to elementary school kids, in the hopes of teaching them early on how important literacy is and the joy that can come from a good book.
In addition to giving them access to books, they also offer fun educational programs that integrate reading with science, math, technology, writing, and the arts.
The mobile library makes stops at difference schools and places all year long, serving children who live in economically disadvantaged areas.
“We know that areas like this just don’t have as much access to these types of resources,” Leanne Schneider, the director of community relations for Reliant, told KHOU 11.
Reliant is working alongside the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the Houston Rockets to host a book drive, where they’ve collected 10,000 books. These books will restock the Curiosity Cruisers, which allows them to deliver more books to even more children.
The kids at SF Nativity Academy were thrilled to be gifted dozens of books and couldn’t wait to start reading them.
First-Grader Analia Herrera even described it as “the best day ever.”
In 2021, the cruiser has given away 24,278 books and hopes to give away even more than that in 2022.
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