by Grant Cousineau
From Leap Day, February 29, through March 7, UntitledTown is holding a GoFundMe Fundraiser with the goal of reaching $15,000. Help us today by clicking here to contribute!
Books are how kids exercise their imagination, get exposed to new words, and widen their sense of empathy. During their key formative years, it exposes them to ideas outside their physical reality and can help them communicate both verbally and through writing, better connecting them with the world.
And yet, two-thirds of all fourth graders aren’t achieving a proficient level of reading. A lack of books in a child’s life doesn’t just affect reading scores – it makes it more difficult to learn other subjects and ask questions. Studies show that simply having books in the home and reading with your kids is the best way to build that necessary foundation, but it isn’t that easy. Not everyone has access to books. About 61% of low-income homes are completely bookless.
That’s why UntitledTown – and especially our connection with the Brown County Library System – is so important to our community. We’re not only bringing authors to stages, but we’re introducing a love for books into the lives of hundreds of children.
Each year, we offer dozens of absolutely free events specifically for children. Please help continue to make this a possibility by donating what you can today.