Editorial: Give a kid a book

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Lots of people know that if you give a mouse a cookie — or a moose a muffin, or a cat a cupcake — you’re off on a chain-reaction adventure.

Well, if you give a kid a book, that could be the wonderful start of something, too.

For the 11th straight year, new and used children’s books are being collected at various spots in the city until May 15.

Reading at an early age has countless benefits to young learners.

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Reading at an early age has countless benefits to young learners.

The City that Reads book drive is a chance for area residents to easily make a difference for local children. Books for little kids up to emerging teenagers — pre-kindergarten through 8th grade — are sought. We urge individuals, households and businesses to take part.


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