Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, along with partners from First Book of North Alabama, RBC Bank and Boeing announced "Mayor Battle's Book Club," a program that will give nearly 3,000 students in seven schools across Huntsville a personal library of books between now and the end of the school year. The program officially kicks-off Wednesday, March 2nd as part of national "Read Across America Day."
"Mayor Battle's Book Club" is sponsored by First Book of North Alabama, RBC Bank, Boeing and an anonymous donor. Mayor Battle and First Book-North Alabama are working to strengthen literacy in Huntsville in local elementary schools. Through program, nearly 3,000 Huntsville elementary students will receive books to take home and keep. The program is the first in the state.