Clinton Elementary School teachers discussed a growing program in Clinton, Read Across Clinton.
According to CES teacher Therese Schmidt, they wanted to give students, especially low income students, more access to books at home at the beginning of the program.
CES teacher Bethany Coffman says books are very important to the home life of youth. She explains having books in a home is a key in the development of a child.
For 2017-18, the teachers are going to continue to pursue grant funding for more books and they also hope to expand the program to other schools in the district. They have received thousands of dollars and books from various drives and grants hosted across the community.
Kids get to pick out the books they read. The teachers point out when a child selects their books, they are more motivated to read.