The best way to encourage reading? Give books to those who may not otherwise pick one up.
Florida Teen Starts ‘Giving Library’ for Homeless Kids
Fifteen-year-old Florida resident Lilli Leight wanted to help provide homeless kids in her community with access to books, so she created a “giving library” at a Miami homeless shelter. To staff the library, she formed a teen book club to encourage her classmates to volunteer. Her effort won her the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading prize, which recognizes individuals and institutions for developing ways of instilling a lifelong love of reading.
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