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Good Reading Skills Vital to Success

International Literacy Day is September 8, 2009. Take a moment to think about how many times you read something each and every day. How many times do you read the newspaper, look up a phone number or address, look up directions, read instructions on how to take medications, read through all of the legal stuff sent through your credit card companies, or just reading the ingredients in a particular food or cleaning product?

What would it be like to look at a book and see just a bunch of letters and not be able to form the letters into meaningful words?

It would devastate me. My mother had low reading skills and even lower math skills. She was born in the hills of Kentucky and only got a minimal education.

I've worked in adult education with a GED and reading program and I can tell persons who cannot read or read very well are in great emotional pain. They hide the fact they cannot read more than any other factor in their lives.

So on this International Literacy Day, donate a new book or books to a local literacy program, they desperately need books. Or, offer to become a literacy volunteer, they desperately need volunteers.

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