Citizen Staff Photographer
Five minutes after the doors opened at the Community Food Bank, about 600 of the books in the Reading Seed program’s “1,000 Books in a Day Giveaway” were on their way to good homes.
It is the second year the nonprofit group, which recruits and trains volunteer reading coaches to help children who are reading below grade level, gave books away at the food bank, 3003 S. Country Club Road. The new or gently used books are holiday gifts for children in families who obtain food boxes at the food bank. The Reading Seed program has given more than 10,000 books to students in kindergarten through 12th grade this year.
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