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Scripps National, 25 News donates hundreds of books to Neal Elementary School in Bryan

Posted at 11:18 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 10:20:36-05

BRYAN, TX — Scripps National and 25 News partnered with local schools for the "If You Give a Child a Book" campaign. For our third and final stop, hundreds of books were donated to Neal Elementary School in Bryan!

Two new books for every student can help spark change.

"Literacy is essential for our students' success, and we try to promote a love of reading, and 25 News providing was just so exciting," said Juanita Collins, Neal Elementary School Principal.

Competing with screen time can be a difficult task, but Assistant Principal Collins says nothing stops her from sharking her love of reading with her students.

"They love the tablets and the computers and the phone, but like I said we want kids to be reading. We want them to have books in their hands and them being able to help promote that love of reading," she said.

When one child finds a love of reading, they might just pass that love along to each other.

"We had some kids choose books for their siblings at home so that they can read to them," said Assistant Principal Collins.

This was the final stop for now on the "If You Give a Child a Book" campaign. This year, over 2,000 books were given away to three different area schools.