On Tuesday, January 23, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District hosted Congressman Paul D. Tonko to welcome his delivery of books to fifth-grade students from the U.S. Library of Congress. The surplus books will be
utilized to further enhance our student’s ability to learn, improve reading skillsets, while reinforcing the importance of reading at the elementary level.
“We are grateful for Congressman Tonko’s visit and applaud his effort to highlight literacy in our public schools, and especially at BKW,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mundell. “We are fortunate to collaborate with our community leaders to share the importance of reading and its impact on learning and our commitment to our students for today and tomorrow.”
In addition to the donation, Congressman Tonko took time to address the importance of the surplus book program and its impact over the years for New York residents and participated in a lengthy Q&A with fifth-grade students.
Thank you for today’s visit, Congressman Tonko!