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Tufts Hillel sponsors “Read by the River,” a campus-wide initiative that celebrates the love of books and reading. Tufts students work throughout the year to plan the event. Each spring, over 200 volunteer at a literacy carnival on campus featuring fun reading-related activities in collaboration with local libraries and schools. The event welcomes 1,200 local children in grades K through 5 and their families.

Throughout the school year, students also volunteer in local elementary schools to encourage reading, conduct an annual book drive and host other events to promote literacy.