MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) — Two teachers unions will hand out 40,000 free books to students, educators, and families in Harlem on Saturday.

The giveaway is at the Harriet Tubman Learning Center playground from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Families can take up to 20 free books, while educators can take up to 40 free books for their classroom libraries. The giveaway is a part of the American Federation of Teachers’ “Reading Opens the World” initiative.

The entrance to the event is through the school’s yard on West 126th Street. Organizers said that the event will be moved inside the school if it rains.

Charline Charles is a digital journalist from Brooklyn who has covered local news along with culture and arts in the New York City area since 2019. She joined PIX11 News in 2022. See more of her work here.