Every child at 27 public elementary schools in Palm Beach County will receive a free book this month courtesy of the “Happily Ever After Begins with Reading” campaign of Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County supplied the schools with a total of 17,340 books, including some of the most popular titles in children’s literature today.
The book distribution is designed to encourage reading over the winter break. The 27 schools selected are those in the Palm Beach County School District that have a state-mandated extra hour of reading instructional time.
Since 2013, the “Happily Ever After Begins with Reading” campaign has provided more than 600,000 free books to Palm Beach County elementary school students. The campaign highlights Children’s Services Council’s commitment to literacy, particularly having third-graders reading on grade level. Studies show children who read proficiently by the end of third grade are much more likely to graduate high school. In addition to the reading campaign, Children’s Services Council also funds local reading programs, including the Parent-Child Home Program and Reach Out and Read program.
If you have any questions about the book distribution or Children’s Services Council programs or campaigns, please contact Jon Burstein at Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County at 561.703.2192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Children’s Services Council:
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County – a special-purpose government established by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014 – provides leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county's children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong. For more information, visit www.cscpbc.org.