How do we grow readers? We do that by giving them the opportunities for obtaining books. Whether it’s by making sure our public libraries have the funding they need or schools do. We have to get books into the hands of children. We have to get them books that are appropriate for them.
Why do we want to grow readers? Children who grow up reading go on to higher education. These children become productive members of our communities. These children have more opportunities.
We want a nation of well-educated citizens. We want to continue to be world leaders, and we can do that by making sure we have an educated populace.
There are those children who aren’t as fortunate, and we need to make sure they have access to books. I’m looking for a way to get books into the hands of those who most need it. If you are aware of a program that does this, let me know.