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Student Makes Sure Others Have Their Own Books to Read

4:26 PM, Nov 30, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In the library of Kernan Trail Elementary, Charli carefully places books on the tables.

But these books don't have a return date.

"They're books to keep," explained Charli, who doesn't want her last name used.

The second grader has made it her mission to provide books to any students who want them.

She got the idea at summer camp, when friends asked to read her books because they didn't have any of their own.

"That really made me sad," she said.

A friend encouraged her to talk to her principal.

"She told me it could really happen and kids would be able to get books," Charli said. "And they would have the most best day of their life because they love books."

The program is now in its third week and book donations are rolling in. So far, they have given away hundreds of books.

Charli hopes other students will donate books, and maybe create programs at their own schools.

First Coast News