Access to Books Matters
Little Free Libraries Can Help Provide Books
61% of America’s low-income children are growing up in homes without books (Reading Literacy in the United States: Findings from the IEA Reading Literacy Study, 1996.). Middle income households average 13 books per child (Neuman, S., & Dickinson, D. (Eds.). (2006) Handbook of Early Literacy Research (Vol. 2).
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Think about your home for just a moment. How many books do you have? Can you envision some of them, and the enjoyment you had in reading them, or the valuable information they contain? Now think about what it would be like if you had no books at all. Project Transformation’s work through their summer literacy camps helps understand the impact that books and caring adults can have in lower socio-economic children’s lives.
Book deserts exists in many low income areas of our great nation, and especially in Texas. Many families have no books at all for children to read. You can read more about Little Free Libraries by Clicking Here
With your help, we will place children height Little Free Libraries in book deserts throughout our area. Your church family can help in several ways:
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