From The Courier:
Captain Underpants was a hit at the Library of Congress, Carla Hayden told a group Friday at the University of Findlay.
Hayden, the librarian of Congress, spoke at “Fridays at Findlay,” an executive speaker series presented by the University of Findlay and sponsored by First Federal Bank. Her visit was arranged in part through U.S. Rep. Bob Latta.
While Hayden spoke with passion about the importance of getting children reading, she cautioned that sometimes, when kids get to school, “reading is made to be a chore.”
Even adults, “especially book club members,” assume that if they start a book they must finish it. “It’s like, ‘Eat your vegetables,’” she said.
Hayden instead advocated an approach that encourages both children and adults to “keep that joy going” and read what they love. Say, Captain Underpants.
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