Students, families, administrators, board members and faculty members of the Levittown Public Schools headed to the Levittown Memorial Education Center after school on Oct. 30 for a chance to pick up new books for free, courtesy of the Levittown United Teachers and First Book. This was the first time that the event was held in the district.
During the book fair, thousands of books were stacked in piles around the gymnasium in which families were welcomed to take. Each child could choose five books which ranged in reading levels from pre-k through age 18. Students enjoyed going through the selection and received bags from high school volunteers to carry their new books home.
The Levittown United Teachers helps support the educators of the Levittown Public Schools and its students, while First Book is a nonprofit that provides new books and other educational resources for children in need. The book fair was facilitated with the help of New York State United Teachers. Fir
st Book-organized book fairs are open to schools receiving title 1 funding.