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The National Book Foundation Plans to Donate to Public Housing

The National Book Foundation is starting the new year off right. They announced that they are committed to transforming communities that have little to no access to books. According to their website, over a quarter of a million books have been secured. Penguin Random House has been the largest benefactor so far by donating over 200,000 books. 

In March, over 30 Public Housing Authorities will begin receiving book donations. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, the Urban Library Council, and the U.S. Department of Education have joined together for this cause. The cause is called the Book Rich Environment Initiative 

Director, Lisa Lucas says she plans to expand on the 30,000 books that the National Book Foundation to 300,000 by the end of 2017. 

 

 

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