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Eliza Rodrigues, 3, of Frankfort, colors an animal mask Saturday, Jan. 5, at a party celebrating the debut of the Frankfort Public Library District’s “Wild About Reading” program, which encourages children to read 1,000 books before kindergarten. Photos by Rochelle McAuliffe/22nd Century Media
Elena, 4, and JJ Wilkins, 2, of Frankfort, color a jungle-themed mask before picking up books on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Frankfort Public Library District's new "Wild About Reading" program. Rochelle McAuliffe/22nd Century Media
Rochelle McAuliffe, Freelance Reporter
11:14 am CST January 10, 2019

The benefits of early reading for children are endless, but the advantages of getting hooked on reading at a young age have life-long benefits. Because public formal education doesn’t typically start until age 5 or 6, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 critical years.

To help promote reading to newborns, infants and toddlers, the Frankfort Public Library District kicked off its “Wild about Reading! 1000 Books before Kindergarten” program at the library on Saturday, Jan. 5.