By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Promoting reading was the goal of an event at the John F. Street Community Center in Philadelphia Wednesday. The Philadelphia Housing Authority joined with Read by 4th, a campaign from the Free Library, for a book giveaway.

Parents were able to select five new books per child for their home library.

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Read By 4th is handing out 25,000 books during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The giveaway was made possible by a donation from 76ers star Tobias Harris.