5 reasons why at-risk children don’t go to the library
1. The public library is too far away
2. Some kids don’t understand the library
3. Too many choices
4. It’s embarrassing
5. They can’t borrow books
When Read for Your Life donates a small library (on average 500 books) to an institution, the books don’t have to be returned, and they are easily accessible. The size of the collection is manageable for most children and adolescents. They can grab a book and take it to their room, without having to share their choice of book in public, or with the staff. The Read for Your Life library is the first step toward feeling comfortable around books and gently integrating books into their daily lives. We hope that this will make using public libraries easier and more frequent.