Developing a love of reading
Did you know that 61 percent of families with young children and living in poverty have no books in the house?
Thursday is the Literacy Banquet of the DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase Project. Full disclosure, I am on the steering committee for this local nonprofit. But that is because it is a cause I believe in – the importance of not only teaching children to read but teaching them to love to read.
Each year, the Bookcase Project builds 50 handcrafted, solid-oak two-shelf bookcases for children in the Two Rivers Head Start program. Each bookcase has a nameplate engraved with the child’s name and comes with a starter library of preschool-level books.
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