Tonight’s Hometown Heroes are getting books into the hands of students.
Kindergarten students at Ben Franklin Elementary in Harrisburg got a treat as State Education Secretary Pedro Rivera read the ‘The Snowy Day’ to them. Every student received their own copy.
The group “First Books” is making it happen, giving nearly $5 million in grants to 33 states to purchase books for students.
Pennsylvania will use a $170,000 grant to distribute 49,000 books to under-served students statewide.