| By Gale Staff |
Thorndike Press has partnered with Washington State Library to deploy a special collection of 30 large print books to 89 middle schools across Washington State. Research shows that large print text can improve reading confidence and skill level in students—allowing them to develop stronger reading skills. With this new partnership, now reluctant and struggling readers have access to a valuable literacy intervention resource that not only strengthens and develops literacy skills but also supports the development of lifelong reading habits students need to become future-ready learners.
“Reading is so important for overall learning and development. Our mission is to connect Washington through the power of libraries while building strong and informed communities, and reading accessibility is key to making that happen. We know that middle school can be a time when students’ reading habits may slow down and providing large print materials is one more way for school libraries to make sure their collections are accessible to all readers.”
— Cindy Aden, Washington State Librarian