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SIU Donates Books to Enos Elementary
Students at a Springfield elementary school will have some new reading material this summer. The SIU School of Medicine held its annual book donation at Enos Elementary School today. The books were donated to SIU medical throughout the year.
About 300 students were allowed to choose one book each to take home.
The book donation is one of the many programs Enos uses to encourage reading year-round.
"Reading has to be encouraged at an early age, and Enos is kindergarten through fifth grade," SIU medical office manager Anne Barnett said. "So we feel that it's very important to show these children the benefits of reading, and to be able to pick out a new book is very exciting for them."
We're told any books that were not picked by students will be donated to the school's library.