VIA was proud to host Share the Magic of Books, where 40,000 free books were distributed to local children and teachers at VIA’s Grand at VIA Villa on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

More than 500 families attended the book giveaway organized by the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personal, along with First Book. VIA’s administration building was transformed into a giant book fair created to encourage reading over the summer break, especially among students from low-income families, who are at risk of falling behind in the classroom.

First Book is a national nonprofit organization that provides access to high-quality, free and low-cost books for programs and schools who serve children in need.