Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic the Knoxville Rotary Club is finding ways to continue with their literacy project, ensuring second grade students from four local school districts continue to get free books. Second Grade students in the Knoxville, Melcher-Dallas, Pleasantville and Twin Cedars School Districts have already received two free personalized books from the Knoxville Rotary Club after the club received a grant from the Rotary Foundation to support its 2019-2020 Literacy Project. The club was planning to give a third book to students, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the club had to alter its plans, according to T. Waldmann-Williams with the club. She says the club is working with representatives with every district to distribute the books so kids can enjoy them over the summer. Waldmann-Williams also tells KNIA/KRLS News the club is working on a way to possibly do a virtual reading with students over Zoom. She says the club is working with the schools, local libraries as well as local youth to possibly help do the reading. She says plans are currently in the works and the club hopes to get something finalized soon. To hear the complete interview with Waldmann- Williams, tune in to today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville.