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Never Stop Learning: Free book bonaza

Hall Fletcher students receive a free book Monday. Yale alums visited library book sales throughout the region and bought books to give to the students at Hall Fletcher. (WLOS photo)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Yale alumi donated free books to every student at an elementary school on Monday.

Novelist Elizabeth Kostava helped students at Hall Fletcher Elementary School pick out three books they could keep.

She and novelist David Madden are two writers who wanted to help students develop a love for reading.

The Yale alums visited library book sales throughout the region and bought books to give to the students at Hall Fletcher.

The kids discovered new characters and stories and even found some of their favorites, like The Magic School Bus.

"Sometimes they come up to you and say 'look what I got! look what I got!'" Madden said. "It's the most incredibly moving thing I've ever experienced."

The Asheville area Yale Alumni Group has organized the book giveaway project for three years now.

So far, the Yale Alumni Group has distributed 6,000 books to students and their library at Hall Fletcher.

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