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Reading circle

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Sikeston Head Start students Riley Davis (left), Aliyah Marshall (middle) and Allison Gordon read to themselves Monday at the center. Beginning Thursday, all Head Start locations will begin collecting new and gently used books for lending libraries at each center.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)
Old books find new life when donated to DAEOC's preschool lending libraries

leonnah@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- The Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corp. is looking to the community to put more books in children's hands when they're outside of the classroom.

Beginning Thursday local Head Start Centers will collect new and gently used books for children up to 5 years old in an effort to fill the bookshelves in their newly formed lending libraries.

"What we are trying to do is set up a lending library and allow children to take books home and read them with their families," Sikeston Head Start Center Director Sherri Ragan said.

The children will be allowed to exchange the books and check out more.

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