Fort Hays State University Relations — Books, books, and more books will be distributed to children in the Hays community by Fort Hays State University’s College of Education and the football team at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 8, on the Early Childhood Connection’s lawn.
The goal of the Summer Book Distribution Project is to install a love of reading in children who choose not to read outside the classroom. FHSU football players will play with and read books to the children throughout the day.
Midwest Energy’s Community Fund and the Kansas Health Foundation teamed up to support the project and get books in the hands of students to lessen the loss of reading over the break.
Last summer, more than $5,000 worth of books were given to elementary school age children and the goal will be to surpass that amount this summer.