The Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary Club has a program that places new books into four local elementary schools.
Members of the club donate money for the books, and the club then purchases the books, which the speakers of the weekly meetings sign. The books are then taken to the schools and added to their libraries.
The schools currently benefitting from the book program are Apison Elementary, Westview Elementary, East Brainerd Elementary, and Bess T. Shepherd. To date, approximately 125-150 books have been donated and delivered to these schools. The 2,000 students, grades K-5 in these schools, are the beneficiaries of this program.