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Tonko donates books in Albany

Jul 05, 2019 12:32 am
Albany News10 reports that Rep. Paul Tonko donated 32 surplus books from the Library of Congress to the RED Bookshelf in Albany. The RED Bookshelf has 19 stationary bookshelves and a mobile bookshelf in the Capital Region. The group says that so far this year it has delivered 50,000 children’s books to community locations. “A group of volunteers repairs the books, makes certain that they’re well-mended; that they’re cleaned and made available to our children,” Tonko said. “Studies show that if there’s books in the home, children are more likely to be at their reading level.” Read more about this story at the Albany News10 website.