LOVE what the NY Public Library is doing to encourage young readers

I LOVE what librarians are doing at the New York Public Library–waiving the fines of children barred from borrowing new items by having them read! For every 15 minutes of reading these children do, they get $1 taken off their fine. What a brilliant thing to do–encouraging literacy and reading!

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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4 Responses to LOVE what the NY Public Library is doing to encourage young readers

  1. Deb Marshall says:

    kinda love this idea, too! it’s a great way to foster relationships with kids, I think…show them we really, really want them to keep coming and “things” can _always_ be worked out!

  2. I think so, too, Deb! And what a great way to look at it!

  3. Jessica says:

    That is so COOL! I wish they did that at “my” library!

  4. I know what you mean, Jessica! I wish it, too. 🙂

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