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Getting Older Kids, with Difficulties, to Read

My friend Kim works for a Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She has a post today in which she seeks input from other bloggers and librarians on how to resolve a problem that she has.

Kim says "Here is my dilemma: the kids in my state are not reading. I have done everything I can think of to encourage them to read but nothing helps...I am up against a brick wall!" Kim is particularly interested in finding ways to reach young adult readers who can't be drawn through vibrant book exhibits because they can't see. If any of you out there have any experience in this area, please comment on Kim's post. Kim, and the kids who she and I both believe could benefit from greater exposure to books, will thank you for it.