Barbershop Books....Book Buzz program aims to encourage reading among young, black boys

A barbershop might seem an unlikely place to instill a love of reading. But that's exactly what a group of local nonprofit organizations and funders are aiming to do with a new program called Barbership Books - The Book Buzz.

The idea is to stock five local barbershops with books from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and then encourage customers - particularly black men - to read to their children, particularly black boys, while they wait to get their hair cut.

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