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Long Beach Rotary Donates 15,000 Books

The Rotary Club of Long Beach recently donated 15,000 library books to 15 Long Beach Unified School District elementary schools as a result of its members’ contributions to the Reading by 9 program this year. In its fourth year of participating in the Reading by 9 program, Rotary has now contributed in excess of 45,000 books to 44 of the 62 elementary schools in the LBUSD. "Our ultimate goal is to donate at least 1,000 books to each of the elementary schools in Long Beach," said past president Frank Newell, who announced the most recent donations at the Rotary meeting.