New partnership helps families make time for reading

The city of Burlington, Mass. has started a new literacy initiative to help babies and young children improve their literacy skills. Through a partnership between the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce and Burlington Public Schools, youngsters will receive free copies of the book “Make Time for Reading” by Jean Ciborowski Fahey, PhD. The book combines the science behind learning to read with literacy tips for parents as well as a fun story for kids. Fahey is a 2014 Mass Literacy Champion, and she translated her book into Spanish with funding from a Mass Literacy Champions grant.