Louisiana: “Library Director Says Literacy Can Lessen Prison Numbers”
Promoting literacy would help reduce the prison population, the director of the Tangipahoa Parish Library System told the Amite Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
“The more people who can read, the fewer people we put behind bars,” said Barry Bradford, director of TPLS.
[Clip]Bradford said the library is helping to promote literacy in young children with its Baby and Me program, which invites parents/guardians to play and sing with their six- to 36-month-old babies.[Clip]
The library system has received positive feedback from parents who went to a Baby and Me session and has seen it help autistic children open up more, he continued.
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