Delaware Public School Students Add New, Free Books to Home Libraries
United Way of Delaware (UWDE) teams up with Scholastic Book Fairs, UnitedHealthcare, Wilmington Education Improvement Commission (WEIC) and Global Shapers Community to support literacy efforts in 14 schools through its My Very Own Library program.
WHAT: Towards the end of 2016, UWDE kicked off its My Very Own Library (MVOL) program with partners to distribute 59,000 books to 5,900 students in 14 schools in all three counties. On February 27, these students will receive their second set of 10 new children’s books at no cost. MVOL is a literacy initiative dedicated to putting books into the hands of children in need. MVOL selected Delaware as one of seven locations worldwide to take part in the program.
In addition to the MVOL program, UWDE is inviting parents to participate in Parent Engagement Nights hosted by the schools. Research shows parental involvement is vital to students’ success. UWDE’s My Very Own Library program provides additional resources for coordinating fun activities that help connect parents to their children’s education—especially as these students embark on their journey to discover their joy of reading.