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Book giveaway held for Leon County students

Book giveaway held for Leon County students
Book giveaway held for Leon County students
Posted at 5:45 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 17:45:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Scholastic Books is helping to make sure Leon County students keep their minds active during the upcoming summer months.

They are partnering with Bond Elementary School and the Leon County Sheriff's in the Books for Bond program, to give every child in the program a physical book to read, that's 652 kids.

Teachers and librarians proofed the book offerings to select appropriate titles and subject matter for each grade level.

"Reading is vital to all learning so it's really important that we continue to have the students reading over summer and provide what they need," said Rhonda Harden, Bond Elementary School Librarian. "Some of them will or will not be able to get to the library so to be able to provide them the materials they can read over the summer is very important."

Studies show that reading handheld books rather than e-books significantly improves comprehension.

Bond for Books will help students keep their mental muscles in shape and ready to approach their studies for the upcoming school year.