LOCKWOOD — Reading is so important for children, but many kids don’t have access to books outside of school. But, if you give a child a book, it can make all the difference.
Recently, Q2 raised over $6,000 as part of its "If You Give A Child A Book" campaign.
The station teamed up with the Lockwood Intermediate School and ended up giving three books a piece to kids grades 3-5.
On Thursday, those books were officially handed out in the third-grade class, and there were a lot of excited kids.
“For third grade,” says Lockwood Intermediate School Librarian Teresa Marchant, “they got Dog Man, many of them are reading it now. Gnarwall, they love these comic books. And then we have Diary of a Pug.”
Marchant went on to say that “There are so many benefits to reading. It changes their life. They can decide what they want to be when they grow up, based on what they are reading. And it is a skill they need to become lifelong learners and to love learning.”
If you would like to donate to this ongoing campaign, you can. Simply log onto www.ktvq.com/giveabook. Just $5 gives one book to an eager young reader.