Read Across North Campus

The San Jacinto College North Campus held their fourth annual Read Across North Campus event, handing out books to students free of charge.

“I can’t thank you enough for your generosity,” said Dr. Bill Raffeto, provost, San Jacinto College North. “The students were once again amazed that we were giving away books for free. Some were a little shy at first, but quickly warmed to the task.”

This year, over 1,200 books were given to students. Also, age appropriate books were taken to the North Campus Lab School, where each child at the center received a free book.

Since it’s inception in 2016, over 4,800 books all donated by employees, have been given to students.

Dr. Raffetto started the program to promote life-long reading to students. He says he is overwhelmed at the generosity of faculty and staff who donate their used books.

“I want to thank each of you who donated books, help transport them to the event, and manned the tables,” Dr. Raffetto said. “Your team work is appreciated.”

Special thanks to Jeanette Liberty’s Mom who mailed boxes of books from Florida.

Dr. Raffetto also encourages employees to start saving books for next year.

“Creating a love for reading in our students as life-long readers is part of what we do,” Dr. Raffetto said. “I am proud of them and I am proud of you.”