NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Several schools in Newport News had trike bikes donated to them Tuesday morning. The bicycles will be used to deliver books to students at their homes.
Newport News Public Schools said the donation is going to 13 preschool and elementary schools as part of the city's Books on Bikes program. School division staff members will use the bikes to visit neighborhoods and deliver books directly to students.
School officials hope the program will help encourage kids to read after school hours and during the holidays.
The donation was made by the insurance company Anthem. The bicycles will be used to serve students at the following schools:
- Denbigh Early Childhood Center
- Watkins Early Childhood Center
- Marshall Early Learning Center
- Achievable Dream Academy
- Carver Elementary School
- Hidenwood Elementary School
- Jenkins Elementary School
- Katherine Johnson Elementary School (formerly Lee Hall)
- Newsome Park Elementary School
- Palmer Elementary School
- Sanford Elementary School
- Saunders Elementary School
- Sedgefield Elementary School
Author's note: The video above is on file from Aug. 3, 2021.