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Madison Reading Project celebrates donating 300,000 books

kids holding a book by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo and Pat Zietlow Miller with one of the authors on a screen and the author there in person

After nearly a decade of giving away books and teaching children to love reading, the Madison Reading Project gave away its 300,000th book to young readers.

Rowan Childs, the executive director, founded the Madison Reading Project in 2013 to promote literacy in Dane County. Childs began the nonprofit with $1,000 and 30 children in an afterschool program.