Rotary Club donates books to Hughes Elementary kindergartners

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - In an effort to promote literacy, the New Hartford Rotary Club donated a personalized book Thursday to each kindergartner at E.R. Hughes Elementary School in New Hartford.

Don Urbanke, a member of the Rotary, is close with some publishers in Florida. When the idea came to do something for the kids with regards to literacy, the personalized books were a no-brainer.

"As I told the kids, when you start to learn early and learn to understand what you are reading, it really plays a good part in your education from that point forward," Urbanke said.

This is the third year the New Hartford Rotary Club has donated books to an elementary school. 

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