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City unveils new literacy centers

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The city of Chattanooga is looking to improve literacy by showcasing its new program to the public.

The Department of Youth and Family Development held an open house for its newly redesigned literacy labs.

The technology used at its 13 locations is call the Lexia literacy program.

Each lab will offer at least five computers to the public and the program is available for all ages from pre-k to adult.

Organizer say they hope these venters will help bridge the gap in children's learning.

"Having a place where children can come...learn to read... very important," said one attendee.

Chattanooga Youth and Family Department expects at total 16 centers to offer Lexia by winter of 2014.

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