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Southwest Idaho kids get free books to bolster reading skills

Keeping those reading skills sharp

The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children is handing out 15,000 books to children in Idaho to stop the loss of reading skills over the summer.
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The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children is handing out 15,000 books to children in Idaho to stop the loss of reading skills over the summer.

Kids in Marsing dropped by the park for a sandwich and picked up some free books while they were at it Monday

Marsing School District and the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children teamed up for the event which brought out about 23 youngsters.

The Association received a grant from the Children’s Reading Foundation for distribution of the books.

They hope to distribute 15,000 books over the summer in Southwest and South Central Idaho.

Summer reading helps curb the loss of skills while school is out and is credited with lowering the high school dropout rate.

Here is a list of places where the association will be handing out free books to kids in the next week.

▪  Tuesday: 11 a.m.to 1 p.m.: Nampa Head Start 504 E Florida Ave, Nampa

▪  Thursday:12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Payette Primary School: 1320 3rd Ave N, Payette

▪  Friday: 11: a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Marsing Housing Authority, 5758 Highway 78, Marsing

▪  Friday: 11:45 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. Marsing City Park. Corner of 2 nd Ave West and 2 nd St. North, Marsing

▪  Monday: 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Marsing Housing Authority 5758 Highway 78, Marsing

▪  Monday: 11:45 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. Marsing City Park. Corner of 2nd Ave West and 2nd St. North, Marsing

▪  July 19: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nampa Public Library: 215 12th Ave S, Nampa

The association in teaming with district lunch programs in Marsing and Payette.

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