Vance County Schools Seeking Book Donations for Elementary Summer Reading

Vance County Schools is supporting our elementary schools and their students by promoting the annual “Give Five – Read Five” campaign sponsored through the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI).


“Give Five – Read Five” was begun two years ago by DPI to address summer learning loss at the elementary level. The idea behind the campaign is to have families in our schools, business leaders and workers in our community and Vance County residents to donate five new or gently used books to our elementary schools, so that students have books to take home at the end of the school year. The contribution of five books from each donor is emphasized, because respected research shows that reading five books helps students to better retain literacy skills over the summer. This is the first year Vance County Schools has participated in the book donation program.

Our “Give Five – Read Five” book donation campaign will operate through Friday, May 29.

Those who want to donate may bring their contributions to any of our 10 elementary schools to be placed in the “Give Five – Read Five” donation box stationed in a central location of the school.

School officials are hoping to give at least five new or gently used books to each elementary student to take home with them for the summer! Book donations made to a particular school will be given to students at that school.

Book donations can make a real difference in the summer reading rewards for our younger students!

We’re promoting our “Give Five – Read Five” campaign throughout the community and are hoping once again that our residents step up and support our children!