• Title:Read to a Child
  • September is Basic Education and Literacy Month. In the Karnes family, reading for education and pleasure is a given. Our children (like yours) learned to read at a young age. However, there are many children around the world and in our... (more)
  • September is Basic Education and Literacy Month.

    In the Karnes family, reading for education and pleasure is a given. Our children (like yours) learned to read at a young age. However, there are many children around the world and in our own communities who do not learn to read at a young age. Many don't have parents at home to read to them and their families might not be able to afford books. As an adult I have traveled around the world for work and pleasure, but I still remember growing up in a small town in West Virginia and wondering about the world around me. Books and reading took me across deserts, over mountains and under the oceans. They helped me travel across space and even time. When I hear about our clubs that give a dictionary to children or a storybook to a preschool, it reminds me of the wonders of the world that can be reached in the pages of a book. So, as you pause a moment to read this article, I hope it inspires you to pick up a book and read to your child or grandchild and to volunteer to read to children in your school or library.

    George Karnes,District Governor
    2018-2019