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Small libraries built to encourage reading among families

Folks at the Margaret Jones Public Library will place small libraries around Worth County. Folks at the Margaret Jones Public Library will place small libraries around Worth County.
Leigh Wiley Leigh Wiley
WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

Folks at the Margaret Jones Public Library in Sylvester are working to get more books into the hands of families.

To encourage children to read more, they're building mobile libraries that will be placed throughout Worth County.

Each mobile library will look like a box filled with books for both children and adults. 

The library is able to fund this project through a grant from Mitchell EMC.

"Kids need to hear a million words before they start kindergarten," said Director Leigh Wiley. "And the easiest way to accomplish that goal is to read a book.  Just 15 minutes a day." 

You can drop off books to donate to these mobile libraries at the Margaret Jones Public Library. 

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