A high school service group in Portage, Wisconsin has started Books for Babes, a program that donates books and literacy information to parents of newborn children. The goal is to to encourage the parents to read to their children, so that when the children are older, they will be more likely to read. I read about this program in an article in the Portage Daily Register, which I recommend that you take a moment to read. What I find particularly encouraging about this program is that high school kids are the ones running it. It gives me hope for the future!!