Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) has received a generous gift this spring of hundreds of new children’s books from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City interested in fostering early reading, a love of books, and opportunities for parents and children to read together.
Each library in the Fort Bend County library system received 100 children’s books, ranging from pre-kindergarten through early readers. Fort Bend County Libraries was chosen by the director of the Brownstone Book Fund, Diane Brownstone, based on the recommendation of Mark Smith, Director of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), who named 83 libraries in the state that were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Through this donation, libraries selected desired books from a very broad list that included children’s classics such as Make Way for Ducklings to current favorites like Fancy Nancy and Knuffle Bunny.
Special book displays in Fort Bend County Libraries’ children’s departments will spotlight the donated books just in time for summer reading.