PATERSON – More than 250 youngsters at the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic received three free books apiece last week as part of the renovation of the Reading Corner at the community center.

Funding for the books and renovations was provided by Capital One and the Heart of America Foundation’s READesign program, which provides monetary grants as well as book and computer donations and volunteer hours at library makeover events around the country.

Since 2002, Capital One has donated more than 1.35 million books valued at $11 million to different READesign events around the country, according to a news release. More than 1,000 books were distributed at the event last week, according to  the news release.

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