CLEVELAND -- Are you hooked on books? If so, we want to hear from you!
Here at WKYC, our goal is to help improve childhood literacy in Northeast Ohio. Studies have proven that a solid foundation in literacy has a dramatic effect on a student's future learning and success.
We want to share with our viewers, your students' love of reading! Nominate your school or classroom, by telling us how your kids are hooked on books. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be chosen by how much passion they have for reading, and will receive new books for their school library or classroom, plus, WKYC freebies, along with a visit by one of our news anchors and a camera crew.
Last Friday, Channel 3 News Today anchor, Lynna Lai, visited Charles Dickens School on Cleveland's east side, where Ms. Odessa Johnson's first grade class showed us how much they are hooked on books. They had fun reading a book aloud together.
Thanks to a grant from the Cleveland Police Department, a new Little Free Library was constructed outside of the school's entrance. It looks like a window box perched on a post. Inside the box, there are dozens of books that kids can borrow and return anytime. Captain Keith Sulzer, head of the community policing department, will make sure that the library will be kept stocked with books.
Please join WKYC, as we help to foster a love of reading among children in Northeast Ohio -- and See the Possible.