For the sixth year in a row, Greater Mankato Area United Way will distribute new copies of Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends to fourth-grade students throughout the region as part of its Fourth-Grade Book Project through a grant by the Olseth Family Foundation.


United Way and volunteers will deliver more than 1,600 books to fourth-grade students and teachers in both public and private schools in Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties throughout the month of May. The deliveries include a short presentation to the students with read-aloud time.


Distributions to Mankato Area Public Schools take place the afternoon of Thursday, May 12.