Mayor's Book Club

Man Reading to Children in a ClassroomJoin the Mayor of the City of Newport News in promoting early literacy on the Peninsula. Each month volunteers in Newport News will be reading to preschool classes in Newport News Public Schools’ Early Childhood Centers. Each class will hear the same book and each preschool student will receive a copy of the featured book to take home.

Preschoolers in Newport News are getting new books and more people to read to them through a program that kicked off October 6, 2011. The Newport News Mayors’ Book Club is designed to help get children ready to read by kindergarten. The program provides volunteer readers and new books to preschool students.

Mayor's Book Club Picks January through March 2022

MBC Apr_May22January's Book is Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice, by Steve Metzger

February's Book is Strictly No Elephants, by Lisa Mantchev

March's Book is The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds

April's Book is Because of an Acorn, by Fran Preston Gannon

May's Book is Summer Color, by Diana Murray