Cobb Collaborative Executive Director Irene Barton said, “Any community benefits from the addition of a Little Free Library, but we have an intentional focus on under-resourced neighborhoods because we know that children in low-income households have approximately one book per 300 children versus middle-income households who enjoy approximately 13 titles per child.”
In partnership with Cobb County School District Psychological Services Department and as the local point of contact for the Get Georgia Reading Campaign, Cobb Collaborative is working to improve third grade reading levels in Cobb County by helping to increase access to books throughout the county.
Data reveals that children who read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school.
Little Free Library is a nonprofit dedicated to putting books in the hands of children and adults in communities around the world.
They operate under the “Take One, Leave One” theory.
Information: lbarton@CobbCollaborative.org, bit.ly/3fAnvgW, LittleFreeLibrary.org, GetGeorgiaReading.org