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3,000 books: United Way of Greater Chattanooga says reading centers should be stocked by Saturday

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) - The United Way of Greater Chattanooga implores children to read, and it’s providing new books to help them do it.

“We believe when kids can read they will be more successful in life,” said Elizabeth Tallman, the United Way’s associate director of community impact.

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga bought 3,000 books that will be distributed in area reading centers within walking distance of nearly every child in Chattanooga.

All neighborhood reading centers should be stocked and ready to open by Saturday, Tallman said.

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