WKYC's Maureen Kyle visited Mound STEM Elementary School to read to third graders this week.
The Cleveland Kids' Book Bank had a huge surprise for students there. They hid a golden ticket inside inside one of the books that they gave the kids.
Luckily, student Shamir found that golden ticket in his book and won a shopping spree of books from the book bank.
The Cleveland Kids' Book Bank came up with the shopping spree prize to celebrate the fact that it gave away its 500,000th book recently. Established just one year ago, the book bank distributes free books to low-income households through partnerships with government agencies such as WIC, nonprofits like the Boys & Girls Club, and 80 Little Free Libraries across Cleveland.
Kyle's visit was part of the Slavic Village Reads initiative, sponsored by Third Federal in partnership with WKYC and Slavic Village MyCom/P-16. The book bank is one of many community partners working to build a culture of reading in the Slavic Village area, which has been designated the nation's first Little Free Library Neighborhood.