2021 Virginia Reads One Book Program Recap
March 2021

Post Monica McDearmon

More than 14,100 Virginia students and their families read the same book on the same schedule during the month of March thanks to more than $61,000 of financial support from Virginia’s banking industry. The Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation (VBA), supported by Virginia banks, is one of several sponsors of this initiative, a program from Richmond-based Read to Them.

With the support of the VBA and banks across Virginia, the schools received a book for every student and complimentary staff copies, both family literacy and financial literacy activities, school assembly suggestions, teacher resources, and both family and community engagement tools. These resources turn a book into a community experience so everyone can enjoy and share the story.

“Our students loved the book and the ability to connect with others inside of our school and across Virginia. It was a very special project!” – 2021 Program Participant

Be on the lookout for 2022 program details in September!

Thank You to the 2021 Bank Sponsors

  • American National Bank & Trust Company
  • Bank of Botetourt
  • Bank of Clarke County
  • Burke & Herbert Bank
  • Chesapeake Bank
  • First Bank, Virginia
  • First National Bank
  • Old Point National Bank
  • The Fauquier Bank
  • TowneBank

2021 Virginia Schools and School Systems Supported by the VBA Education Foundation and Virginia Banks

  • Boyce Elementary School, Clarke County
  • Buchanan Elementary School, Botetourt County
  • Buckingham County Elementary School, Buckingham County
  • Camelot Elementary School, Chesapeake City
  • Carrsville Elementary School, Isle of Wight County
  • Dale City Elementary School, Prince William County
  • DG Cooley Elementary School, Clarke County
  • Featherstone Elementary School, Prince William County
  • Forest Hills Elementary School, Danville City
  • G.H. Reid Elementary School, Richmond City
  • Ginter Park Elementary School, Richmond City
  • Greenfield Elementary School, Botetourt County
  • Hampton City Schools
  • Heritage Elementary School, Lynchburg City
  • Holladay Elementary School, Henrico County
  • Kentuck Elementary School, Pittsylvania County
  • Morningside Elementary School, Roanoke City
  • Norge Elementary School, Williamsburg-James City County
  • Occoquan Elementary School, Prince William County
  • Salem Church Elementary School, Chesterfield County

Pictures from this Year’s Program