Local schools and library encourage children to start reading at a young age

    The Jefferson City Public Schools and Missouri River Regional Library's "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" is one of many area initiatives to promote early literacy<p>{/p}

    The Jefferson City Public School District along with Missouri River Regional Library are joining forces to encourage early literacy.

    "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" is a nationwide initiative that encourages reading to newborns, toddlers, and preschoolers to foster a love of books and prepare them for school. Drop everything and read is scheduled for Friday, March 8 from 9:30 - 10 a.m.

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