Get Booked 'book hut' program kicks off

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- One South Bend program is aiming to change how much area kids read.

The Get Booked program kicked off Thursday with the help of South Bend Common Council Member Derek Dieter and the city of South Bend.

Local Carpenter Union 413 built four “book huts" that will be placed throughout the city.

Families can place books inside, and take books out to read, with the idea of returning them when they are done.

The best part is that it's all free. You don't even need a library card.

“We know children have to continually read particularly in the summer, and just have access to books and this does it,” Cheryl Ashe, with the South Bend chapter of Indiana Black Expo, said.

“I think it's just a very unique thing for South Bend," Dieter said, "the people in South Bend are going to be very proud to have these around our city.”

The huts will be painted this Saturday at Art Beat.

If you'd like one in your neighborhood, you can contact Derek Dieter and the South Bend Common Council.

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