Capping off a summer of fun, exploration and learning, WEDU PBS is proud to announce the distribution of more than 500 free books to children in West Central Florida, thanks to a generous donation from PBS KIDS and Overstock.com. These books will be distributed through December 1st at the Glazer Children’s Museum during the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County’s Free Tuesday events. The project strives to foster a love of reading and learning and build kids’ excitement about returning to school this fall.
“WEDU is committed to providing free, readily available media resources that spark children’s curiosity to support learning and the development of early literacy skills – especially during the summer months and the back-to-school season,” said Allison Hedrick, WEDU Vice President of Communications. “As children return to school this fall, teachers will typically spend between four and six weeks re-teaching material students have forgotten over the summer. We know parents are looking for ways to foster their children’s learning and love of reading, so we’re working with partners like PBS KIDS and Overstock.com to provide materials that will make a difference in our community.”