Read with a Child book giveaway canceled because of smoke
The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia has canceled plans to distribute 2,000 books to local children this week because of hazardous air conditions.
The local nonprofit that promotes reading 20 minutes a day to young children planned to distribute books Monday in Kennewick, Tuesday and Thursday in Pasco and Wednesday in Richland.
The giveaway celebrated National Read with a Child week, Sept. 13-19.
The book program is supported by a Wildhorse Foundation grant and contributions by local McDonald’s restaurants.
The book giveaway will be rescheduled but the date has not yet been set.
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