July 22, 2013
Young readers in Charlottesville are getting a chance to pick up some free books.
The Book Basket program provides free books to children participating in Charlottesville Parks and Recreation summer camps and summer school.
Organizers say it's important for kids to have access to reading material when they're at home and away from camps or schools.
"I think there's something really special about being able to take home a book that you know is yours to keep in comparison with being able to read a book at camp or check out a library book something that's yours your tend to cherish," says Adam Ruemmler with Camp Excel.
More than a hundred students will receive books throughout the week.
Books are donated and purchased by people in the community.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
powered by Disqus