With summer right around the corner, educators and community leaders in Cumberland County want to make sure students in the area stay sharp for the next school year.
On Friday, May 11th, Cumberland County College with the help of the non-profit organization First Book began distributing free brand-new books to educators and program leaders throughout the area serving children in need.
The books picked up Friday (May 11th) will be given out to students throughout the area to keep and enjoy at home.
Officials say it is a way to make sure students get their hands on good books to keep their love of reading going strong all summer along.
"We're approaching summer and while we have a wonderful public library, this is just another way to make sure our students have some books to take home and have on hand," said Meg Finney, librarian at Millville High School.
To learn more about First Book, or to find out what you can do to help, visit firstbook.org.