CMoR has been home to the Central Virginia Children’s Book Bank
since 2012. Since that time, it has given away more than 100,000 books to
children in and around Central Virginia who cannot afford or do not have access
to books. By providing opportunities for children to read and be read to, the
Book Bank is an important tool in improving school readiness for
pre-kindergarten-aged children and enhancing literacy in school-aged children. CMoR’s RVA Book Buggy hit the streets of Richmond in April 2016 to deliver books directly to schools and neighborhoods where students live. During the summer months, the Book Buggy visits the region’s government housing units and low-income neighborhoods on a weekly basis. Children are invited to hop on the buggy and pick out an age-appropriate book that piques their interests.