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My Very Own Library

Grade-Level Reading

Research shows that when students build their own libraries, they learn to love reading. The United Way of Delaware’s My Very Own Library program provides free, brand-new books to students so they can build a personal home library. When students can choose the books they want to call their own, they develop stronger literacy skills, which can lead to better test scores and a lasting love and joy for reading.

The program is free for participating students, thanks to generous partnerships with Scholastic®, DuPont, Global Shapers, and the University of Chicago

During the 2020-2021 school year, over 70,000 books and 6,000 literacy kits will be provided to students attending 14 participating schools throughout New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties.

My Very Own Library

Grade-Level Reading

Research shows that when students build their own libraries, they learn to love reading. The United Way of Delaware’s My Very Own Library program provides free, brand-new books to students so they can build a personal home library. When students can choose the books they want to call their own, they develop stronger literacy skills, which can lead to better test scores and a lasting love and joy for reading.

The program is free for participating students, thanks to generous partnerships with Scholastic®, DuPont, Global Shapers, and the University of Chicago

During the 2020-2021 school year, over 70,000 books and 6,000 literacy kits will be provided to students attending 14 participating schools throughout New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties.

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Stubbs Elementary School Student - Receives free books through My Very Own Library
FREE BOOKS

Scholastic® distributes an assortment of popular books for students to read and add to their home libraries.

FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAMS

MVOL events throughout the year engage, encourage, and support families in becoming better readers.

VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISITS

Students can listen to readings from authors, professional athletes, and community leaders when and where they want.

FREE BOOKS

Scholastic® distributes an assortment of popular books for students to read and add to their home libraries.

FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAMS

MVOL events throughout the year engage, encourage, and support families in becoming better readers.

VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISITS

Students can listen to readings from authors, professional athletes, and community leaders when and where they want.

MVOL Participating Schools:

Brandywine School District

  • Harlan Elementary

Captial School District

  • Fairview Elementary

Caesar Rodney School District

  • W. Reily Brown Elementary

Christina School District

  • Stubbs Early Education Center
  • The Bancroft School
  • R. Elisabeth MaClary Elementary
  • The Bayard School

Colonial School District

  • Harry O. Eisenberg Elementary
  • Wilmington Manor Elementary

Indian River School District

  • North Georgetown Elementary

Red Clay School District

  • Highlands Elementary
  • William C. Lewis Elementary
  • Shortlidge Academy
  • Warner Elementary

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Ken Livingston - UWDE
Ken Livingston

Director, Get Delaware Reading Wilmington

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MVOL Participating Schools:

Brandywine School District

  • Harlan Elementary

Captial School District

  • Fairview Elementary

Caesar Rodney School District

  • W. Reily Brown Elementary

Christina School District

  • Stubbs Early Education Center
  • The Bancroft School
  • R. Elisabeth MaClary Elementary
  • The Bayard School

Colonial School District

  • Harry O. Eisenberg Elementary
  • Wilmington Manor Elementary

Indian River School District

  • North Georgetown Elementary

Red Clay School District

  • Highlands Elementary
  • William C. Lewis Elementary
  • Shortlidge Academy
  • Warner Elementary
Looking for more information on MVOL?

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