ABC30 donates 5,000 books to Fresno County Library program

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A donation made to the Fresno County Library will go a long way in improving a summer program for local children. Friday morning, ABC30 donated 5,000 books to the Fresno County Public Library's Lunch at the Library program.

The summertime program offers children free meals and literacy activities at public libraries during the summer. It's the program's third year, and this summer it's expanding to six libraries.

"The idea of being able to hand a book to a child that they can take home and become their own, because so many of these kids don't have books at home, so this is exciting," said librarian Laurel Prysiazny.

Last summer, about 3,000 students participated. Organizers are expecting more students to attend since more campuses are taking part.

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