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WTOL Editorial: Help a child learn to read

WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon

It is now believed that reading to children, even before they enter Kindergarten, makes a huge difference in determining if that child will read as an adult.

Children who are not read to at an early age may only have 1/8th of the vocabulary needed for Kindergarten. Many never catch up and are doomed to a low-paying job and a life of barely functional illiteracy.

Read for Literacy wants you to help. Volunteers readers are being solicited to be trained by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library system. These readers commit to spending 90 minutes, twice per week, reading to pre-school children.

Read for Literacy needs about 100 more volunteers. If you think you can find the time and you want to help, call 419.242.7323. I am sure that a child you have never met will be better off because you cared.

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