Pflugerville Reads Project to distribute free books

The Pflugerville Reads Project is an initiative to provide books to children at home while PfISD schools and the Pflugerville Public Library are closed. (Courtesy Pflugerville Public Library)
The Pflugerville Reads Project is an initiative to provide books to children at home while PfISD schools and the Pflugerville Public Library are closed. (Courtesy Pflugerville Public Library)

The Pflugerville Reads Project is an initiative to provide books to children at home while PfISD schools and the Pflugerville Public Library are closed. (Courtesy Pflugerville Public Library)

The Pflugerville Public Library and Pflugerville ISD have partnered to launch the Pflugerville Reads Project, according to a May 21 news release. The Pflugerville Reads Project is an initiative to provide books to children at home while PfISD schools and the Pflugerville Public Library are closed, per the release.

Parents of PfISD students will be able to retrieve a free book for each child and teenager in their household May 26. The book pickups are available at the following locations during PfISD's curbside breakfast and lunch pickups, running from 8-9 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., respectively:

  • Dessau Middle School

  • Kelly Lane Middle School

  • Park Crest Middle School

  • Westview Middle School

  • Copperfield Elementary School

  • Northwest Elementary School

  • Pflugerville Elementary School

  • Timmerman Elementary School

  • Wieland Elementary School

  • Windermere Elementary School


The project began in coordination between PfISD District Library Coordinator Daniela Guardiola and Amanda Cawthon, Pflugerville Public Library youth services librarian, per the release.


Books for the project were collected through discount bulk purchases and donations from PfISD and Pflugerville Public Library, the release states. Purchased books were funded by the Friends of the Pflugerville Library, previously allocated funds to Pflugerville public programs and a stipend received by Cawthon from the 2020 Young Adult Reading Incentive Award.

As with meal distributions, staff and personnel will wear gloves and masks during book distributions, per the release.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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