First Book and Barclays Bring Books to the Bronx

Barclays volunteers and First Book staff with students at Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School, New York, May 14Last week, First Book staffers, along with volunteers from our friends at Barclays, visited Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School in New York City, and brought along some books.

The Barclays volunteers joined kindergartners in their classrooms and read Penguin Chick Grows Up, Dr. Seuss’ My Many Colored Days, and the special Barclays edition of Bunny Money.  At the end of the reading period, the students were excited to learn that they would each be taking home the three new books in a Barclays backpack.  One classroom even sang a song to the volunteers to thank them for visiting and bringing new books.

This is the second time that Barclays has visited a Girls Prep school; last year, volunteers read to students at the Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary School and also provided them with a book grant to the First Book Marketplace.  Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School will also be one of the first First Book recipient groups to receive a Barclays book grant for use on the First Book Marketplace Graduation and College Readiness section.