Harrison County students head into summer with reading kits

Just because Harrison County students are officially on summer break doesn’t mean they will stop hitting the books.

The school district distributed thousands of reading kits to all students, kindergarten through 11th grade. Each kit contains an assortment of books that are appropriate for the different grade levels.

Federal Programs Director Melissa McNew Garrison says the students were excited to receive their kits and see what was inside.

McNew Garrison hopes students return to school next Fall with a new outlook on reading and more stories to share. “The summer reading kits are for the students home libraries. Research tells us that having a home library of at least 25 books can increase a child’s educational potential, meaning they’ll have two years past high school. Another reason that it is important to us is because we want children to spend their summer falling in love with reading all over again.”

Virtual learners didn’t miss out on the fun either. Their kits were distributed through a drive-thru.

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