Find a list of your saved stories here

Reno police donate nearly 500 children's books

Save Story

Save stories to read later

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Rounding up bad guys isn't the only priority of Reno police officers.

During the month of March, officers and staff of the Reno Police Department collected nearly 500 children's books as part of the Washoe County School District's community book drive.

The books were picked up Wednesday and will be distributed to local schools.

Officials say the books will be given to students and used by volunteer tutors to help children who do not read at their average grade level improve their reading and literacy skills.

Schools with limited book purchasing funds will be given priority to receive the donations.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast