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Peabody programs cover multitude of mediums

November 16, 2013

Christie Barkley/The Post & Mail photo. Peabody Public Library has issued a reading challenge for children and their parents. The 1,000 Book Club packages 10 books at a time for readers with an end result to develop reading skills in young children. Pictured are some of the book bags prepped for the challenge and waiting to be checked out.

COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, has rows of shelves featuring a variety of book titles and genres.

Special designated areas highlight books for teens as well as children in hopes of engaging readers at a young age.

It is this early introduction to reading that sparked an initiative at the library, one that has parents and children committing to reading books by the thousand.

“We wanted to get children excited about reading,” said Mary Hartman, the library’s director. “This program involves parents, too. As each book is read, it instills the love of reading and fosters a deeper relationship between parents and their children.”

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