Indiana Department of Education’s Hoosier Family of Readers gives away over 5,000 books at the Indiana State Fair

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Daniel Altman
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550
daltman@doe.in.gov

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education wrapped up its second year at the Indiana State Fair on Sunday.  The Department, in partnership with the Indiana National Guard’s “Books and Boots” program, gave away over 5,000 new and donated children’s books to Hoosier families throughout the course of the fair.

“I want to thank everyone that made the Department’s booth at the State Fair a success this year,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction.  “Through the Hoosier Family of Readers, the Department has worked to build a culture of readers throughout Indiana.  We have over 260 partners throughout the state and the State Fair was a great opportunity to showcase this great work.  Finally, I want to thank the men and women of the Indiana National Guard that have been working with the Department to promote afterschool reading programs for our youngest students.”