On Friday, March 20th, SBCCS picked up 300 chapter books, 500 early literacy beginning readers, and 300 picture books.   The books were donated by Project Cicero, an annual non-profit book drive designed to create – or supplement – school and classroom libraries for children in under-resourced New York City public schools.

Chapter books are books with chapters that usually represent longer and more elaborate stories.  Beginning reader books are written to help scholars in the early grades (Kindergarten and first grade) learn letters, sounds and digraphs.   Picture books are even lower level, with each page only containing one word or sentence and a large picture.  The books will be ‘leveled’ by grade, reading difficulty, and subject, and distributed into the classroom libraries.