Think back to your childhood...
and now think about
If it didn't
living in poverty have
no books at home.
With Dallas having a
we know there are thousands
of local children who don't
have the simple luxury of
owning even one book.
For a child, reading is critical to the foundation of all future learning. Children learn to read through 3rd grade, and by 4th grade, they read to learn.
Without gaining the necessary skills that reading provides during their early years, starting and staying behind in school can be the inevitable result.
Read with your child for 20 minutes a day and take an active role in their love of books.
Bonus: It's precious one-on-one time.
On March 2, celebrate books, reading, and Dr. Seuss' birthday. As a volunteer, you'll join hundreds of volunteers and see firsthand how reading a story to a child can start to change theirs.
Can't make it? The Dallas Public Library has a variety of special programs and events throughout the year that welcome the participation of volunteers.