The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Dodgers foundation launched a new literacy campaign on Saturday at the Downtown Central Library.

The main goal behind the literacy campaign is to help strengthen the reading ability of students that live in the Los Angeles area. L.A. Reads has promoted a challenge to all young students to read 30 minutes per day (900 minutes per month).

The L.A. Reads book partner, Penguin Random House donated over 5000 books that the children of Urban Compass, a summer and after-school program.

Dodgers players joined the children in the launch of the new campaign at the library today in Los Angeles. Players to make an appearance included Andre Ethier, Rich Hill and Yasmani Grandal.

Hilda Solis, a Los Angeles County official, showed her gratitude toward the Dodgers in a tweet.

This new Los Angeles literacy campaign is just one of the many things that the Dodgers Foundation is doing to help contribute to the entire Los Angeles community.

A full description of the L.A. Reads campaign can be found here.

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