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Astros Foundation Literacy Bus, Presented by Phillips 66 and HISD, to Make Three Stops Throughout Houston This Week

Over 2,000 books will be donated by the Follett Corporation

WHO:             Astros Foundation Executive Director and SVP of Community Relations Twila Carter

                         Representatives from the Follett Corporation

WHO:             Astros Foundation Executive Director and SVP of Community Relations Twila Carter

                         Representatives from the Follett Corporation

                         Houston Astros Wives


WHAT:          The Astros Foundation, Phillips 66, and HISD are partnering to send the Literacy Bus on the road to

                         distribute age-appropriate books to children in grades K-5 at various schools and city-owned baseball and

                         softball parks renovated by the Astros Foundation as part of its Community Leaders program. These parks

                         are located within HISD boundaries and serve more than 1,200 Houston-area children each year. More than

                         20 parks have been renovated as part of the Community Leaders program since its inception in 2013. The

                         Literacy Bus is a mobile interactive unit that will encourage family reading in Houston-area communities.


WHEN:          Tuesday, May 16

                         11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Benbrook Elementary School

                         1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Janowski Elementary School


                         Saturday, May 20

                         1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hidalgo Park, an Astros Community Leaders park sponsored by Lexus


WHERE:        Benbrook Elementary School

                         4026 Bolin Road, Houston, Texas 77092


                         Janowski Elementary School

                         7500 Bauman Road, Houston, Texas 77022


                         Hidalgo Park

                         7000 Avenue Q, Houston, Texas 77011


About Follett's PreK-12 Business |

Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.


About Follett Corporation |

For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, colleges and campus bookstores, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach, students to learn and fans to celebrate. A leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett currently works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett's reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. Today Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett is a $3.6 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.


About the Astros Foundation:

The Astros Foundation (TAF) is the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros. TAF seeks to harness the passion of baseball fans to support youth baseball and softball programs throughout the Greater Houston Area. Our cornerstone initiatives include the Community Leaders program, the Astros MLB Youth Academy and the Astros RBI Program (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities).



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