MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A West Virginia University drive to deliver books to low-income school children collected nearly 2,000 titles.
The drive was conducted by the College of Education and Human Services for the literacy program called Energy Express. The program provides learning opportunities and nutrition to children living in rural and low-income communities throughout the state during the summer months.
Advocates for the children say the summer is when most needy kids are at risk of falling behind on reading levels.
The book drive was conducted in collaboration with the college's alumni association.