Pueblo police hand out hundreds of books for free

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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - More than 200 local elementary students were treated to a free book on Wednesday. It’s all because of the Pueblo Police Department and Barnes and Noble.

On Wednesday morning, officers were at Park View Elementary on the east side of town. The kids came into the media center and each one of them got to pick a book they were able to take home. Every student in grades K-3 got a free book. Even the teachers of the classes got to pick out a book they would like.

“I’m really, really, really happy! I’ve always wanted this book right here; I’ve never had this book before and it’s a really great book,” said Trinity Watkins, a second grader, while holding a copy of her “Barbie: A Mermaid’s Tale” book.

Barnes and Noble donated the new books to the police to hand out to kids. Police said they did it to help promote literacy