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article imageUK schools set to get free books from Everyone's Reading campaign

By KJ Mullins     Dec 30, 2009 in World
Secondary schools in the UK have been given a bonus by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the School Library Association. Each school in the nation will be given 15 free books.
There are 330 schools where more than 30 percent of students on the free lunch program will be given 25 free books.
The program called Everyone's Reading is costing £500,000.
There are 260 titles being offered to the school ranging from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte to sports books.
The schools pick the title from a list of themes that was drawn up by Eileen Armstrong, school librarian at Cramlington Learning Village.
BBC reports:
Schools Secretary Ed Balls said: "There's nothing better then getting lost in a good book and reading can open up new worlds for young people.
"It's a great way to pass the time on the bus into school or whilst waiting to meet friends and it also helps improve your reading skills. There really is no better way to start the new year."
The campaign hopes to get more teens reading. There has been studies that show students from lower economic level families have a harder time obtaining books to read.
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