About My Very Own Library

  • Research shows that when students build their own libraries, they learn to love reading. The United Way of Delaware’s My Very Own Library program provides free, brand-new books to students so they can build a personal home library. When students can choose the books they want to call their own, they develop stronger literacy skills, which can lead to better test scores and a lasting love and joy for reading.

    The program is free for participating students, thanks to generous partnerships with Scholastic®DuPont, Global Shapers, and the University of Chicago

    During the 2020-2021 school year, over 70,000 books and 6,000 literacy kits will be provided to students attending 14 participating schools throughout New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties.


    More information about this initative can be found on the My Very Own Library website.