40,000 books delivered, now on the way to Coastal Bend students

Posted at 10:43 PM, May 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-19 23:43:33-04

Coastal Bend children now have a new reason to get interested in reading after 40,000 books were delivered in Corpus Christi.

Loaded on the back of an 18-wheeler and then unloaded with a forklift, the Lucha Libros event brought in tens of thousands of books for locals.

It happened over at Roy Miller High School’s gym, where everyone who walked in left with at least five free books.

The event was hosted by Corpus Christi’s chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. By the way, local teachers also got a helping hand from the project, with 25 free books to share with their students.