COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Over 2,600 books were provided to Columbia Public School students because of Daniel Boone Country Library program.
Each fall and spring, the Read Across Columbia program gives kids four books from the library to promote literacy among children.
Read Across Columbia is a Heart of Missouri United Way event that provides books to all first and second grade students at five elementary schools in Columbia.
Columbia Public Schools and other foundations provided 650 literary bags to Benton, Blue Ridge, Derby Ridge, Alpha Hart Lewis and Parkade Elementary students.
The program aims to maintain grade-level reading by providing kids 10 grade-level books in their homes.