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Scholastic book fair for elementary students

Posted at 6:13 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 18:13:32-04
Spending time in the library is something not every kid in our community can enjoy at school. A group of kids was given a chance at one elementary school to buy some books they can read on their own. 
 
City police officers were among those reading to students at William Pinderhughes Elementary School's third scholastic book fair.
 
The three-day fair hosted by the Enterprise Women's Network was established to expose children to a variety of books. Each kid was given a $12 certificate to buy books thanks to donations. 
 
It's not often kids at this elementary school can go to their library because of budget cuts dealt to Baltimore City's school system. 
 
"They don't get to go to the library here every week here at the school," said Sherry Phillips, co-chair at the Enterprise Women's Network. "I know the classroom the teachers have their classroom libraries, but it doesn't give kids access to different books, new books every week." 
 
Phillips also said the best part of the fair is the kids get to keep the books since the school doesn't have a librarian.