New RVA Book Buggy

Book Buggy button-01Children’s Museum of Richmond, Central Virginia Children’s Book Bank
to Unveil New RVA Book Buggy to Kick Off National Reading Month

The Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR), Central Virginia Children’s Book Bank and M&T Bank will unveil the new RVA Book Buggy at 11:30a.m., Saturday, March 5 at CMoR’s Central location at 2626 West Broad Street in Richmond. The RVA Book Buggy will distribute free books to children under age 13.

Nationally in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio of age appropriate reading materials is only one book for every 300 children. The RVA Book Buggy will deliver books to help children in those communities, at no charge to their families, to develop reading skills and become more successful students.

“Thanks to an outpouring of support from the community through donations and volunteer efforts, the Central Virginia Children’s Book Bank has been able to help thousands of children over the last few years,” said Shannon Venable, CMoR’s President & CEO. “With the support of M&T Bank, the RVA Book Buggy will allow us to travel throughout the area to reach children who have never had the joy of owning a book.”

“M&T supports efforts to improve literacy because it is the foundation of everything we learn,” said Cecilia Hodges, President of M&T Bank’s Central Virginia region. “The Book Buggy will provide much-needed reading materials that will help children succeed in school and in life.”

The unveiling event will also celebrate the start of National Reading Month. Attendees will participate in several activities, including visits from Curious George. Book donations will be accepted and attendees who donate five or more books will be entered to win raffle prizes.