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Ocean View School District giving away children’s books Thursday

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Westmont Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Academy will be one of seven Ocean View School District campuses that will hand out a free book to kids on Thursday.
(Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

The Ocean View School District will provide children with a free book when they pick up their “grab-and-go” meals at seven local district schools on Thursday morning.

The meal distribution and book giveaway will take place between 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Circle View, Harbour View, Lake View, Oak View, Star View and Westmont elementary schools, as well as Mesa View Middle School.

Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals are free to children up to 18 years old. There will be 2,200 books given away, donated by the Assistance League of Huntington Beach.

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Books in the book giveaway are written for elementary and middle school-age children.

“We are so grateful for the generous book donation from the Assistance League,” OVSD Supt. Dr. Carol Hansen said in a release. “We always love opportunities to provide literacy, but it is really wonderful to be able to provide a ray of sunshine to those in need during this turbulent time in our community and world.”

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