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Two Yakima schools awarded 20 Kindles through grant

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YAKIMA, WA - Soon, students at two Yakima schools will have their entire library in the palm of their hands. Recently, Franklin Middle School and Nob Hill Elementary were each awarded 20 Amazon Kindles after the Yakima PTA applied for a grant.

"I think that students are going to enjoy it," said Yakima PTA President, Amanda Shipman, "because a library is only so big, and there are books out there that are amazing but we can't get in our library."

Current and future students will benefit, especially because all book downloads will be free.

"The great thing is, the Kindles are safe," said Shipman. "They're not internet accessible, so it's just book accessible and also dictionaries, 36 languages to choose from, to check out," said Shipman.

Both schools are still trying to figure out how they'll use them on a daily basis.

"We haven't gotten to implement them into the school yet, it will probably be trial and error until the end of the school year," Shipman explained.

Tablets will be used for family read nights, but schools won't be using them until next school year.

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