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Scripps Howard Foundation donates books to children on National Reading Day

Posted at 11:24 AM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 18:11:47-05

CINCINNATI -- Students at the Oyler School in Lower Price Hill didn't leave class empty-handed this National Reading Day.

Each student received two books, thanks to the “If You Give a Child a Book…” literacy campaign.

Since August, the Scripps Howard Foundation and Scripps properties across the United States have raised money to help kids learn how to read. In Cincinnati, WCPO – 9 On Your Side is donating the funds to Beech Acres Parenting Center and the Family Nurturing Center.

Older students at Oyler got to choose the books they’d like to read and students in younger grades received two “Clifford The Big Red Dog” books and a visit from Clifford, himself.

After leaving Oyler, books will be transported to the Family Nurturing Center in Roselawn, where children will receive one during visitations.