Yesterday, First Lady Dianne Bentley visited with students and faculty at Arcadia Elementary in Tuscaloosa. This school was one of five schools selected by the First Lady to receive one hundred books from Scholastic. Schools were selected based on need and recommendation from the state's Superintendent of Education.
Third and fourth graders were called to the library of Arcadia to meet the First Lady and to accept the books that were being donated. As Mrs. Bentley shared her own personal love for books, the students were filled with questions about her life and her new role as the Governor's wife. She was impressed by their knowledge and their interest in reading. To conclude her time with them, she read an excerpt from the library's most popular chapter book and encouraged them to pursue their dreams and educational goals.