Impacting Kids Through Reading
Books teach us about ourselves and the world around us.
They can take us to new places using our imagination, however, not everyone has someone who will read to them at home or encourage them to crack open a book.
Gainesville Police Department school resource officers know they have a big impact on the young kids, they want to encourage them to follow the rules and learn as much as they can from books!
This week GPD and Alachua County Sheriff's Office are reading to kids in classrooms as part of a statewide effort to promote the enjoyment of reading.
The visits serves two purposes, it helps kids feel comfortable around the people who keep them safe in their community and encourages students to get lost in the world of literature.
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