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Literacy event donates books to entire school

A total of 560 books were given away during the literacy event. (Louis Finley/KTVO)

Every year Kirksville Primary School has multiple book fairs, but not every child is able to walk away with one.

A fundraising partnership between North Star Rotary and the school's Parent Teacher Assoication is giving every child the opportunity to read.

It's part of the second annual Scholastic Free Books for All Presentation.

A total of 560 books were given away during the literacy event.

"The more books you have the greater influence that has on student literacy," said Kirksville Primary School Principal Ernest Motley.

Students spent the day reading and writing, presenting their pieces in front of the school at the end of the day.

Author David Harrison led presentations, working with both teachers and students with reading, writing and teaching strategies.

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