(WBRE/WYOU-TV) The school year is wrapping up in Lycoming County, but that doesn’t mean the reading stops
For the fourth year, P-P-L Electric is putting free books in the hands of students, kindergarten through third grade.
It’s all part of their Cover to Cover program helping to keep children from falling behind in reading over the summer.
Employees with P-P-L are giving away more than 37,000 books to 25 schools in North-Central Pennsylvania.
Each student gets to go home with four free books.
Organizers say it feels good to see the excitement come from the children.
“Yeah the kids just love it they love being able to pick out four books all on their own and some of them say they’re going to go home and read them to their younger brothers and sisters so we’re reaching the whole family,” Tracie Witter, Regional Affairs Director PPL
“You know the attitude the gratitude that’s coming out of them is overwhelming it’s fun to watch and that’s why we do things like this,” Kirk Felix, Principal, Jackson Primary School
Members with PPL electric will be distributing books to 15 more schools in the upcoming weeks.
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