A recent survey of one-thousand parents revealed that only one in three read with their child every night and half admitted that their children spend more time with TV or video games than with books. As daunting as those statistics may be, the staff at Henry F. Shricker Library in Knox is doing their part to get kids excited about reading.
The head of the children’s department at the library Janine Tuttle-Gassere warns of the dangers of going a whole summer without reading.
The Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox welcomed a new face this month in the children’s department. Janine Tuttle-Gassere has been working at libraries for more than 15 years and recently moved back to the area, where she was welcomed as the new children’s librarian. Tuttle-Gassere said she’s been getting used to her new position but everyone has been very friendly and welcoming.
She said that right now she’s focused on the summer reading program.