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Books-N-Bites whets appetite for reading
Small acts of personal innovation and service can make the community a better place to live. For evidence, look no further than the Books-N-Bites program, in which students from Greenwood and Island City elementary schools have donated 500 children’s books to local restaurants.
Such reading is important. Kids establish reading habits at an early age, and reading can be a first step toward dedication to lifelong education and being proactive members of a society. TV and the Internet, however, often begin competing, and competing hard, for kids’ attention and time at an early age. At a restaurant, however, books can claim a child’s full attention, even if it is for just the 15 minutes between ordering and eating. The time can be wasted. Or it can be turned into quality time. A family’s choice.