Statesman-Journal (Salem, OR)
When it comes to raising healthy families, literacy and access to books matter. Reading is very important in preventing disease and managing health. From the wordy food labels to the string of hard-to-pronounce names on prescription drugs, not to mention the legal forms signed in a physician’s office, we are surrounded by words we must digest to manage our health. Teaching kids to read early and often is a significant habit families can instill to ensure their kids are literate. While there are many ways to promote literacy in the home, your family also can promote literacy in your neighborhood through the Little Free Library Program.