The RVA Book Buggy, sponsored by M&T Bank, made its debut in March of 2016. In 2022 we got a new van to continue to provide colorful support at events. The Children’s Book Bank uses the RVA Book Buggy to support events at Title 1 schools, preschools, and non-profit organizations to provide books and expand reading opportunities to children in under-resourced areas. The Children’s Museum took on responsibility for The Children’s Book Bank in 2012, and continues to get books to children in many ways. During 2020, the Children’s Book Bank distributed over 11,000 books. The RVA Book Buggy travels throughout the Richmond Region to provide books and other important school readiness tools.
Does your organization or school serve children whose families cannot afford books? Please click here to request age-appropriate books for pick-up.