Teaching kids to love to read
Across town, about 20 families finished participating in the Prime Time family reading program earlier this month. Dawn Pinkston served as storyteller, and Louisiana Tech University professor Jason Pigg led family discussions about everything from fairness and greed to courage and dreams at the library each week.
In elementary schools throughout the city, volunteers stop by to read to one or two children at a time. By being asked questions by adults, the children are encouraged to think.