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An African proverb states that, "it takes a village to raise a child." This is especially true when it comes to teaching a young person how to read.

Welcome to the ReadingPaysMore Community page. We are committed to being a leader in supporting local communities to assist children to read at or above reading grade levels regardless of their socio-economic background.

Here are some good practices and ideas to build company and community goodwill:

LIBRARIES – take it to the streets – let everyone know all you have to offer.

The library is like a well-kept secret; there are people who live in the neighborhood and don’t even know that the library is here for them.”- Steve Vinik, African American Research Library and Cultural Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

heart Become resource/learning centers children and adults.

dollar sign Be the “go to place” for families.

heart Host community events so more people can learn about you.

dollar sign Host seminars, book fairs, book signings, oratorical and reading contests.

heart Be visible at street fairs and other community events.

dollar sign Initiate book mobiles, carts and booths.

heart Donate to schools and community centers

Religious Organizations -  

heart Allow children to read out loud at each gathering; host reading clubs, reading and oratorical contests; sell religious and non-religious books, newspapers and other reading materials as fundraisers.

BUSINESSES – new marketing strategies to grow your business.

heart Distribute books and other educational material as promotional item

dollar sign Neighborhood stores reward students for good grades on their report cards.

heart Donate new and gently-read books, newspapers, and magazines on ALL subjects to schools and libraries.

dollar sign Establish “Reading Corners” or “Little Free Libraries” where patrons can “take a book, leave a book.”

heart Adopt a school beginning at the pre-K level.

dollar sign Identify reading programs through various national and local organizations.

heart Allow employees one day a week to read to children.

dollar sign Allow your employees to leave early one day per month to meet with their child’s teacher to discuss their child’s progress and to get to know the staff.

heart Donate to libraries, schools and community centers

GOVERNMENT – empowering communities, increase tax revenue, one reader at a time.

heart Each new parent departs the hospital with a bag of books and information on “child development”.

dollar sign Commit financial resources to ensure that every child has free and equal early childhood education.

heart Donate pre-read books, periodicals, and newspapers to schools and libraries

dollar sign Place symbols to include public art in and around the community to remind children and adults of the rewards of reading.

MEDIA – using your power for the greater good.

heart Use language that remind and inspire children and adults to read every day and include positive images of ALL children and adults reading.

dollar sign Market books, newspapers and periodicals to residents regardless of income.

heart Promotional material should include books and other reading materials.

dollar sign Sponsor and/or host book drives for schools, libraries and community centers.

heart Donate to libraries, schools and community centers

dollar sign Help libraries spread the word about all the great resources to assist families.

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