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Teen firing up readers one donated book at a time

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Posted: Mar 28, 2014 5:11 PM by Russell Jones, Jessica LeBlanc
Updated: Mar 28, 2014 5:11 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: jack sweeney, world's biggest book club, donated books, louisiana literacy, reading

BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge teen is helping kids improve their reading skills one donated book at a time.

For 16-year-old Jack Sweeney, reading isn't just something he does to pass the time. It's something he wants to pass along to younger generations.

Sweeney started the World's Biggest Book Club in July 2013. Since then he's distributed nearly 10,000 books to Louisiana Schools.

"It's heart warming," he told News 2. "It's very encouraging. It makes the work, the logistics, the boring stuff worth it."

The students who get books from the club also said they're encouraged to read more just by the generosity shown by people who donate. It helps them express their love of reading too.

"Whenever I read, I can really just relax," said student Adrian Crandall.

If you'd like to donate a book, visit the World's Biggest Book Club's website.

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