|Library gets ‘high’ and ‘low’|
|Written by Lauren Ohnesorge|
|Sunday, 08 July 2007 17:59|
Ashe County Library is taking steps to promote literacy in a unique way.According to reference librarian Laurie Baumgardner, a high percentage of adults in Ashe are taking literacy classes- but the only things on their level currently at the library are children’s books. That’s about to change. 35 titles are being purchased with a $500 grant from Friends of the Library. The books, covering a variety of subjects, are alike in one big way.
They are "high and low books," meaning high interest, low-reading level.
Some are romance-themed, others are westerns, she said- and all help adults appreciate literacy.
Baumgardner hopes to add to the collection thanks donations. To contribute or get more information on the books being purchased, call the library at 336-846-2041.
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