NewsLocal NewsCleveland Metro


Thousands of books donated to students in Cleveland

Posted at 4:07 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 16:52:18-05

CLEVELAND — Students at H. Barbara Booker Elementary School in Cleveland had a special visit from the Cleveland Browns and reporters from News 5 for a special literacy campaign.

Volunteers came to the school on Wednesday for National Reading Day.

News 5 reporters Trent Magill, Frank Wiley, Katie Ussin and Meg Shaw read books to the students. Following the reading, students picked out two books to take home that were purchased by Scholastic Book Fairs from money donated by News 5 employees in August.

A total of 864 books were distributed to students at H. Barbara Booker Elementary School on Wednesday. Earlier this month, 1,200 books were distributed to Literacy in the HOOD, a Cleveland program that encourages parents and caregivers to create a culture of reading in the household.