Mary Alice Reporting – Residents are invited each week to hear a story from Tuscarawas County Sheriff Orvis Campbell.

From, reading aloud to youth stimulates the imagination and helps develop language, listening skills, and prepares children to understand the written word.

As a way to engage the community, Campbell will read a book a week for young kids.

“Publish them on our Facebook page as well as on a YouTube page that we’re going to create. Studies show that one of the most important things you can do for children is to have them read or read to them, so I’m hoping to help you out this year by doing one book a week.”

Even when a child can read by themselves, reading aloud or with them is still crucial to improve their skills and understanding.

The reading website also recommends adults take time to talk about a story, expose a child to many genres, and to pay attention to favorite stories that can indicate a child’s interest. 

Children, from birth to age 5, can also receive one book per month through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, with enrollment available through the Tuscarawas County United Way or by visiting

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