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Reading Festival give books to kids to promote literacy

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Hundreds of kids got free books today as a way to promote reading.

The Sioux Empire United Way's Reading Festival was going on this weekend at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls.

This year's theme was "Hooked On A Book"

Not only are kids getting books but also doing some fun activities and crafts.

And every year the event keeps getting bigger.

"It's definitely grown. We've added on new space every year in order to accommodate all of the families that are able to come out," Kristi Kranz said.

This was the 12th year for the event.

More than 7,000 books have been given to kids.

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