First Lady, Memphis Police Deliver Books To Children

Posted at 7:04 AM, Jun 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 00:39:09-04

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Children in Memphis are getting some new reading material, thanks to local police and first lady Crissy Haslam.

Haslam and the Memphis Police Department delivered books to Memphis children on Friday as part of the Read20Book Patrol, a project she launched last summer with Tennessee law enforcement.

Haslam's office said she and members of the police department visited children at summer camps to pass out books and discuss the importance of reading.

This year, Junior Leagues are helping collect and donate books to support the program. Penguin Random House has been a sponsor since last year.

More visits are planned this summer with police departments in Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville.

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