The RVA Book Buggy, sponsored by M&T Bank, made its debut in March of 2016. The Children’s Book Bank uses the RVA Book Buggy to visit 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 in order to reach a greater number of at-risk children and provide important school readiness tools.
Does your organization or school serve children whose families cannot afford books? Please fill out the form below to apply for age-appropriate books brought to you by the RVA Book Buggy. Applications are fulfilled on a rolling basis pending approval and based on availability.