Children's Literacy Round-Up: March 30
Poetry Friday

Grandparents and Books

I just read an article in the LA Daily News by Dennis McCarthy about an LA Public Library program that I LOVE. It's called Grandparents and Books. Under this program, senior citizens volunteer to read aloud to kids at local libraries. Says program director Maureen Wade "Our readers give the kids a personal touch and are instrumental in introducing children to the fun and pleasure of reading and developing their literacy." The article especially profiles Grandpa Sid Conkwright, who says "I come home after reading to these kids with a glow, feeling like, 'Oh, boy, ain't life great?' You can't beat that at any age." It sounds great to me!! -- Jen