WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Students and parents get on the right track at the Tippecanoe County Public Library and learn the importance of youth reading.
It was a full house as Klondike Elementary School hosted "Parent Involvement Night", aimed at getting everyone on the same page about how valuable reading is.
The event also gave parents a better understanding of what their local library has to offer for young kids. Several teachers from Klondike Elementary, along with Purdue Pete, were on hand to read to the children in attendance.
Diane Gray, a Title I Interventionist, said reading every night is key to a child's success.
"Compare a child who reads for 20 minuets a night and a child who reads for five minutes a night. By the time they're both in the 6th grade, the number of words that the 20-minute-a-night reader has far exceeds any that the five-minute-a-night reader has," said Gray.
The event was such a success that the elementary is planning to host other events that are centered around youth reading.
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