St. Louis County early literacy campaign launches
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis County Library system has launched a literacy campaign to get children to read 1,000 books before they start kindergarten.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the campaign encourages parents to read with their children.
System early literacy coordinator Sandy Anderson said the goal of reading 1,000 books before kindergarten is another way to promote skills developed during early childhood.
The library system has begun reaching parents before they leave the hospital through its Born to Read effort. The system plans to give 15,000 new parents free books, bath toys and information on child development this year.