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WKU PBS, PBS KIDS, Overstock.com team to provide more books

With the help of WKU mascot Big Red, representatives of WKU PBS delivered a second round of books to area children as part of its Reading Readiness campaign.

Students with Community Education of Bowling Green and Warren County’s after school program at T. C. Cherry Elementary School in Bowling Green, welcomed the furry mascot and the delivery of three brand new books each. More than 300 books will be distributed to age-appropriate students in the Community Education after school programs thanks to a gift from WKU PBS, PBS Kids and Overstock.com. Those schools include Bristow, Dishman-McGinnis, Lost River and Warren elementary schools in Warren County.

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WKU mascot Big Red entertains students at T.C. Cherry Elementary School.

Upon receiving the books, Community Education Executive Director Debi Jordan said: “It is through generous donations such as these that we are able to provide working parents with safe, engaging environments for their children at the lowest possible cost. Literacy is the cornerstone to every other educational building block.”

WKU PBS is committed to providing free, readily available media resources that spark children’s curiosity to support learning and development.

About WKU PBS: The Public Television Service of WKU’s mission is to enrich the communities it serves by providing distinctive programming content and services of the highest quality that enhance lives, expand perspectives and connect to one another. Education is at the root of service to the community through the station’s involvement in the PBS KIDS GO! Young Writers and Illustrators contest for kindergarten through third-graders to inclusion in the national PBS American Graduate initiative.

About PBS KIDS: PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook

About Overstock.com: Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah, that sells a broad range of products at low prices, including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing and jewelry. Worldstock.com is dedicated to selling artisan-crafted products from around the world whereas Main Street Revolution supports small businesses across the U.S. by providing them a national customer base. Overstock has additional community-focused initiatives such as a Farmers Market and pet adoptions.  Forbes ranked Overstock in its list of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014. Overstock sells internationally under the name O.co.  Overstock (http://www.overstock.com and http://www.o.co) regularly posts information about the company and other related matters under Investor Relations on its website.

Contact: Barbara Deeb, (270) 745-4875

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