A Word From Our Readers
"I am very happy that you gave us this opportunity. I love my book and am happy I chose it. I would like to say thank you."
Victoria, 5th grade
"Thank you for all of the wonderful books. So many interesting books about everything! I don't know what people would do if they didn't have RIF." Matthew, 5th grade
"Thank you so much for the great books. You are so kind for giving us books over the years. I especially love the charm club books. At my house, I have piles of books I've gotten from RIF. Thank you again for the amazing books."Isabela, 5th grade
"I cannot wait for the next RIF distribution!" Antoine, 3rd grade
"I really think that the RIF Board is nice to give the school books I love books. I read all the time. When I grow up, I think I might want to be on the RIF Board and give books to schools." Perry, 4th grade
"I am happy that you give our school books each year. I really like my book. It tells about sign language. Read a book and be happy!" Chanel, 3rd grade
"Lots of people loved the books they got. They won't stop reading their books. Every time we get a chance, we read our books. I love my book so much. Thank you!" Justin, 5th grade
"Thank you for the free book. I love it. I will be sad when I leave in the end of the year, as I am in 5th grade. I will miss all of the wonderful books." William, 5th grade
Children were particularly excited about getting books during the pandemic year when many had no access to books because of school library closures. Students at Patrick Henry K-8 School in Alexandria chose RIF of NOVA books during a "Fall into a good book" event before Halloween in October 2020. Why do the kids love to read? Just listen!
Patrick Henry K-8 principal, Ingrid Bynum, gave a powerful testimonial about RIF of NOVA at an October 2020 book distribution. She grew up in an impoverished area of Richmond and came to love reading because of the RIF books she received as a child. She is now a great supporter of RIF of NOVA books for her students, noting in the video that because of RIF of NOVA, parents did not have to choose between reading materials for their children and food when schools were closed. Did getting RIF books as a child affect her career choice? Absolutely yes! Just listen!
At a RIF of NOVA book distribution at Bailey's Elementary School at the end of summer 2020, two moms -- both "RIF kids" as children -- talked about their love of books and RIF!