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A Book on Every Bed

December 14th, 2010

Here in Hespeler we have a new addition to our downtown, Millpond Records and Books a used book and record store. While I personally love the record store aspect, this week I’m heading there for a couple of kids book.aaae130d

Literacy is so vital to a person’s well being. Literate kids become happier, more successful adults. Literacy begins with the simple act of reading.

Columnist Amy Dickinson, in association with The Family Reading Partnership, is starting a new program, A Book on Every Bed:

This holiday season I am putting my column where my heart is, and so I’m asking my readers to celebrate the giving season by giving a book to a child, trrough a homegrown, grassroots program called “A Book on Every Bed.”

Here’s how it works:
Take a book.
Wrap it.
Place it on the child’s bed so it is the first thing the child see’s on Christmas morning (or whatever holiday you celebrate)
That’s it…

Santa brings a Pulitzer: This idea was inspired by… Historian David McCullough (author of John Adams)(who) says that every Christmas morning during his childhood he woke up to a wrapped book at the foot of his bed, left by Santa.

…“There are few things that start the day off better, and especially Christmas, than discovering a new book at the foot of your bed. I thinkk my love of books began on Christmas mornings long ago and the love has never gone stale.

It doesn’t have to be an expensive new book. Pick one up at the goodwill store, give one that is in your collection that was special to you as a child. Or do as I’m doing, head down to your town’s own Millpond Records and Books. It’s not about spending a lot of money, it’s about giving a child literacy.

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