I love feel good news stories that showcase everyday people that help promote literacy. In this case, I came across a news story on the USA Today Network's website titled Iowa barber's deal for kids: Read for haircut by Mary Bowerman. In her article, Bowerman writes the following:
There wasn't any small talk between Courtney Holmes and the clients who sat in his barber chair on Saturday.
Instead, children from kindergartners to fifth-graders read books to Holmes in exchange for a free back-to-school haircut. Some children breezed through their book and reached for another, while others stumbled on words.
"The kids would come in, and I would say, "Go to the table and get a book you might like, and if you can't read it, I'll help you understand and we can read it together," Holmes, of Dubuque, Iowa, told USA TODAY Network.Click on link above to read the full story.
I'm simply impressed that barber, Courtney Holmes, offered to give free haircuts to kids as a back to school special, in exchange for them reading a book to him! I like it when people help to promote reading/literacy as it is an essential necessity.