"Kids + Books = Success!" is a free book distribution program in the Decatur Public Schools.
Students in grades Kindergarten through sixth are able to select their own book thanks to generous local donors. For children, the prospect to choose a book to own provides a taste of personal independence that can inspire them to choose learning and success in school and life.
In 2012-2013, our first year of the Success program, we distributed nearly 10,000 books to students. We have continued to distribute over 10,000 each year.
The 2016-2017 "Kids + Books = Success!" overall theme is: Take a Bite Out of Reading
- First Distribution: November 28 - December 20, 2016
- Theme: Reading - Help Yourself to a Sweet Treat
- Second Distribution: May 1-19, 2017
In addition to providing free books to the students, parents also receive a packet that goes along with our distribution theme. Library packets are available for district teachers and staff to use in our schools.