ELKHART -- The Elkhart Library is kicking off a new program to encourage youngsters to make reading a lifelong habit.
Like many parents, Dawn Florea can be found at the library. She is picking out books for her young son, Brice, and her daughter, who is now in kindergarten. The idea is to get her kids excited about reading.
“We read stories every evening, usually each of the kids pick two books and we read every evening,” said Florea. “It expands their minds. I think it really helps their minds to be creative.”
With that in mind, the library has started a new reading program to build on that. It’s called “A Thousand Books before Kindergarten,” sponsored in part by Target.