Elsmere students read to give

Valenti said he learned about the contest from the Scholastic Web site and entered his class's information.

After reading all 100 books, his class was selected.

The books have already arrived at the Elsmere School, according to Valenti, who said they are still in the boxes waiting to be given away.

"The hardest part was who to give the books to," he said. "You almost wish you had 10,000 books to give."

The ClassroomsCare program is open to all classes nationwide through the Scholastic Book Club catalogues and Web site. Teachers and students can log onto www.scholastic.com/ClassroomsCare to track their reading progress online or learn more about the program.


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