Children are still reading real books | Opinion


I was in the queue at my local library the other day, standing behind several youngsters slowly making their own checkouts with minimal help from the mother. A librarian caught my eye with an “I’m sorry about that” look to which I replied, “That makes my day.”

Think about it. There were about half a dozen elementary school students checking books. Not setting aside time to use library computers. Not whining about getting home to play Xbox. But consult books. Many of them. Read.

Indiana Policy Review adjunct scholar and book reviewer Mark Franke, MBA, is formerly Associate Vice Chancellor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.


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