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Posted on July 7, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BRIDPORT ELEMENTARY STUDENTS browse the selection of free books made possible by Bonnie’s Book Foundation.

ADDISON COUNTY — Most children living in poverty do not have any books at home, a sobering statistic that makes these students more likely to struggle in school and drop out before graduation. In addition, many students in this rural county do not have easy access to a library during the summer months when school is not in session. Yet research shows that reading during the summer can counter the academic summer setback students often experience when they return to school in the fall.

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