40,000 books to be given away to Toledo families

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TOLEDO, Ohio — School is out, but education experts say it’s important for kids to keep reading all summer long.

The Toledo Federation of Teachers is teaming up with MetroParks Toledo for a massive book giveaway. 40,000 books will be handed out on Saturday, June 25.

Volunteers are spending the week sorting all the books for early readers, through high school.

“We know that literacy is the foundation of future success and the best way to get that going is a jump start by giving kids books to take home,” Kevin Dalton, President of the Toledo Federation of Teachers, said.

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