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COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
â€śWe wanted to get children excited about reading,â€ť said Mary Hartman, the libraryâ€™s director. â€śThis 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.â€ť
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