Welcome to School Book


New kindergartners throughout Tompkins County and two adjacent towns receive a brand new book entitled "Mango, Abuela, and Me" when they enter kindergarten. This special Welcome to School Book is a gift from the child's new school.  Contributions to buy books are donated by individual schools, PTAs, and school councils, and are matched by M&T Bank.

A partnership project of:

Local Schools
Family Reading Partnership
M&T Bank

We like the project because "all these kids from varied backgrounds have a common experience -- the book." — Randi Beckmann, Kindergarten Teacher, Belle Sherman Elementary School