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Help add 6,000 new kids books to our collections!

Childhood books set us up as readers and learners for life. That’s why our Spring Kids Book Fund is so important. Demand for children’s material is increasing every year, and we need to keep up, but budget cuts have significantly impacted our ability to buy new materials. The average cost of a new book, physical or electronic, is $20. Donate today and your gift will be doubled instantly by a generous donor.

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