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VIDEO: Literacy Program Hosts Story Time at Laundromats

April 15, 2019 | Mysti Jordan

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Going to the laundromat isn’t exactly an exhilarating experience.  And that’s as an adult. For kids, it’s probably a fairly brutal experience, just sitting there, waiting while your parents do laundry.

Too Small to Fail has done something pretty cool. It’s an initiative to try to improve children’s literacy, and they bring books and do story times at unusual places in the community, including the laundromats in this community in New York! They have volunteers that set up a corner in the laundromats where they have books and educational toys the kids can play with, and they host story time. They say it’s been a big hit not only with the kids, but a lot of the times, the parents will join in and listen to the stories while they wait on their laundry.

Brian Wallace is the president and CEO of the Coin Laundry Association, and he says that they’ve got the audience this program is targeting - parents and kids who need the most help when it comes to literacy and access to books!

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