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  • FIRST LADY CRISSY HASLAM, KNOXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOCUS ON READING

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 8:06am

    KNOXVILLE – First Lady Crissy Haslam and Knoxville Police Officers, including Police Chief David Rausch and Deputy Police Chief Gary Holliday, visited the Emerald Youth Foundation’s Virginia Avenue Ministry Center to read with and give away books to children.

    The visit was a part of the Read20 Book Patrol, a program with law enforcement across the state that sends police officers into the community with free books. The goal of the Read20 Book Patrol is to encourage early literacy and build good relationships with children.

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  • THE TENNESSEE READ20 BOOK PATROL BRINGS BOOKS TO NASHVILLE CHILDREN

    Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 8:45am

    First Lady Crissy Haslam, Metro Nashville Police Department, Junior League of Nashville, Penguin Random House partner to provide books for children                                                                                                                              

    NASHVILLE – First Lady Crissy Haslam and Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) officers, including Chief of Police Steve Anderson, today delivered books to children participating in summer camps at Buena Vista Elementary School and Hadley Park Community Center. The visits were part of the Read20 Book Patrol, a project First Lady Haslam launched last summer with Tennessee law enforcement to put more books in the hands of children and build positive relationships with police officers.

    “Reading is a basic tool for success in school, work, and life, and it is critical for children to become strong readers early in their education,” First Lady Haslam said. “Police officers are terrific advocates for literacy, because they understand that low literacy and crime are related.”

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  • First Lady Haslam, Memphis Police Department Bring Books

    Friday, June 26, 2015 | 10:00am

    First Lady Crissy Haslam, Memphis Police Department are distributing books to children through the Read20 Book Patrol

    MEMPHIS – First Lady Crissy Haslam in partnership with the Memphis Police Department delivered books to Memphis children today as part of the Read20 Book Patrol, a project the First Lady launched last summer with Tennessee law enforcement to put more books in the hands of children.

    Mrs. Haslam and members of the Memphis Police Department (MPD) visited children at summer camps in the Memphis community, including MPD’s G.R.E.A.T. camp and the Ed Rice Community Center summer camp, to pass out books and talk about the importance of reading.

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