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Free Books will be Given to Waukesha Public School Students to Help Them Create Their Own Home Libraries

WAUKESHA - The United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County will provide thousands of books to elementary students at select schools in the Waukesha School District through it's 'Build my Bookshelf Program.'

This program is dedicated to putting books into the hands of children in need. Last year, United Way's Milwaukee initiative distributed over 34,000 books to students in 10 Milwaukee Public Schools.

 Students at Hawthorne Elementary and Hadfield Elementary Schools will get to choose three books to take home for free at the fair tomorrow. On June 1st, books in both English and Spanish will be distributed at Blair Elementary and Heyer Elementary schools.

According to United Way, Students will receive the books regardless of their past grades or behavior, because all students deserve great books. Even absent students won’t miss out – teachers will set books aside for them to take when they return. Volunteers will help kids select their books and encourage good reading habits.

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