Photos of students with books

Spring Break Book Giveaway Supports Early Literacy

With support from Pearson, the Langdon & Nikki Olson Family and others the Marion Independent School Foundation and Alumni Association provided a new book to every PreK-4th Grade student in our district before spring break. Participating schools included Longfellow Elementary, Starry Elementary and Francis Marion Intermediate. Marion Foundation staff worked closely with teachers and library staff to select books that matched interests and reading levels of students.

The spring break book giveaway was a big hit! This card from a participating family sums up the impact of books.

“Thank you so much for the books to keep us busy during Spring Break 2021.  We like the book The Bad Guys because of all of the pictures.  We also like Mr. Macky is Wacky because it is silly.  Thanks for helping make spring break fun.” –Kaleb and Daniel DuVal

We appreciate donations that allowed us to provide the gift of early literacy to MISD families!