The Olseth Family Foundation has given a grant to Greater Mankato Area United Way to provide brand-new, hardcover books of Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends to fourth-grade students throughout the region.

Greater Mankato Area United Way is distributing more than 1,600 books to students and teachers throughout Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties.

It’s the second year of the program in the region.