Special Delivery on the Way to BCPS Youngest Learners to Support Reading
- 48,000 Books to Be Provided to Pre-K – Second Grade Students at Title I Schools
Published Friday, May 8, 2020

A special delivery will soon be on the way for thousands of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) youngest students. As part of the District’s continued focus on ensuring learning never closes during the coronavirus pandemic, BCPS is providing nearly 48,000 books for pre-K through second grade students from Title I schools to enrich their home libraries. 

“I’m happy to announce our District is sending a set of ‘Open the World of Possible’ books for our youngest learners,” BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie said. “Each of the students will receive five age-and grade level-appropriate books to read and enjoy at home. Research shows access to and interactions with physical books at home has a direct impact on reading achievement. Through these books, we hope our students will continue to grow their skills and develop a love of reading.”    

In addition to the set of books, students will receive a journal and family guide to share with their parents, which includes tips and strategies for supporting their child’s reading. Superintendent Runcie and community leaders from across Broward County are also creating videotaped book readings families can access online and watch at home. 

The School Board of Broward County unanimously approved this initiative so that students will receive their books in the mail starting at the end of May 2020. Scholastic is also providing the books at a discounted price. 

For more information, contact Dr. Lori Canning, executive director, Early Learning Language Acquisition, at 754-321-1953 or


ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - “Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”:  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 270,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 89 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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