Fruitland Primary students receive new books for school year

FRUITLAND, Md. – In Wicomico County, a local school is making sure no child is left without a book to read.

Fruitland Primary began the school year by giving a book to all their students.

Thanks to the community’s help, the donated books were distributed in classrooms on Monday at all grade levels.

School administrators tell 47 ABC it’s right in line with the school’s mission “Kindness Matters, Reading Counts”

Teachers hope students will add the books to their own libraries at home so they can practice reading and stay sharp.

Lisa Forbush, school principal said, “Reading is a foundation to all kinds of possibilities so we wanted to enrich their homes with some rich literature. We have all sorts of genres covered. We have books with dinosaurs in them, Judy Blume books, so we have fiction and nonfiction.”

Teachers say the school gives out books that fit each child’s individual needs, including vocabulary books as well as picture books for non-readers to help them improve their reading skills.

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