Reading

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. [...] more about Barbershop Books....Book Buzz program aims to encourage reading among young, black boys

Helping Young Children Build Personal Libraries

A handful of philanthropy groups are coming together to get more books in the hands of children from low-income families.

In a collaboration with Imagination Library and Reach Out and Read, Medicaid-eligible children in Cincinnati will be able to receive a free book every month from birth to age five. [...] more about Helping Young Children Build Personal Libraries

New program wants every kid in Cincinnati to have own 'personal library'

Low-income children throughout Cincinnati will soon find a new book waiting in their mailbox each month...totally free.

Seasoned early literacy programs Imagination Library and Reach Out and Read joined forces to deliver a new, age-appropriate book each month by mail to every Medicaid-eligible child under the age of five, starting at birth and at no cost to parents.

In Cincinnati, that's about 10,000 kids. [...] more about New program wants every kid in Cincinnati to have own 'personal library'