Donated books help school continue reading program

11/18/2008 | (Peoria, Ill.)

One Illinois elementary school has received about 2,000 donated books, replacing the 1,000 books that were lost when the school was destroyed by a fire earlier this month. Before the fire, students earned points as an incentive for reading, and teachers at Thomas Jefferson Primary School said they were grateful for the donated books, which will allow students to continue reading without impeding any progress they have made.

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