Why should we value reading?
But they often aren't trained properly. And the inconsistency of competency benefits no-one.
There are no easy answers here. There's no quick fix. But there are things that can be done.
Talk about books. Read books. Borrow books. Give books to friends. Fight the good bookish fight.
Secondly, expect more from your politicians. From your teachers. From your infrastructure.
Hold them to account.
Let them know that you expect them to value reading and literacy - and not just in a 'pay it lip service' kind of way.
You want kids and teens to value reading? You need to start with yourself.
We can do this. We can do anything. If we really try.
So, this post kind of meandered a bit, but what do you think my nerdlets?
Are you with me? Are libraries well-funded where you are? Do you think we need to value reading more?
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