Woodstock bookshop helping give gift of reading

Woodstock bookshop helping give gift of reading


>>BOOKS CAN CHANGE LIVES. ROSS: A BOOKSTORE IN WOODSTOCK,
HELPING TO GIVE THE GIFT OF
>>LAST YEAR WE HAD A LOT OF
PEOPLE COME IN WITH GIFT TREE OR
GIVING TREE ORNAMENTS FOR KIDS
WHO WANTED BOOKS. ROSS: ALL MONTH LONG, THE YANKEE
BOOKSHOP HAS BEEN ASKING
CUSTOMERS TO HELP FILL BOXES
WITH NEW BOOKS FOR THE
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
FOUNDATION, A GROUP THAT PROVIDES READING RESOURCES TO
AT-RISK YOUTH IN VERMONT AND NEW
HAMPSHIRE.>>READING IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT
PART OF EVERYBODY’S LIVES,
ESPECIALLY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY
FOR KIDS.>>WE’VE SEEN A LOT OF CLASSIC
PICTURE BOOKS THAT WERE PEOPLE’S
FAVORITES GROWING UP OR WITH
THEIR OWN KIDS. WE’VE HAD
FAMILIES COME IN WITH THEIR OWN
KIDS AND PICK OUT COPIES OF THEIR FAVORITE BOOKS, SO LIKE
HARRY POTTER. ROSS: AND SHOP OWNERS KRISTIAN
PREYLOWSKI AND KARI MEUTSCH SAY
THAT NO MATTER WHAT A CHILD’
— SAY THAT BOOKS LIKE THESE CAN
HELP CHILDREN DISCOVER A
BRAND-NEW WORLD, O MATTER THEIR BACKGROUND.>>THROUGH READING, THEY’RE
LEARNING EMPATHY. THEY’RE
LEARNING OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES,
AND WALKING AROUND IN OTHER
PEOPLE’S SHOES.>>YOU NEVER KNOW WHICH BOOK IS
GOING TO SPARK SOMETHING SPECIAL
WITH A CHILD, SO WE WANT TO HAVE
THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE AS MANY
AS WE CAN WITH KIDS. ROSS: AND THE SHOP OWNERS SAY
THAT SINCE CLIF OPERATES IN
VERMONT AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, THEY
KNOW THESE BOOKS ARE GOING TO
KIDS IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY.>>IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE
WE LIVE HERE, THIS IS OUR
FUTURE. KEEPING IT HIGHLY
LOCALIZED, WE CAN SEE THE IMPACT
THAT IT HAS. ROSS: THE SHOP IS HOPING TO
COLLECT 120 BOOKS BY CHRISTMAS
EVE. IN WOODSTOCK, ROSS KETSCHKE,

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