Books to Kids backpack giveaway kicks off

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – On Tuesday, the WTOC launched our Books to Kids backpack giveaway.

The backpacks are filled with books collected during our Books to Kids drives.

Often when we do these community projects, we have community partners.

For Books to Kids, that partner was law firm Ken Nugent. They were thrilled to be involved, and Ken explained to us that it was because of his love or his lifelong reading.

“Literacy is such an important issue. It’s the key that unlocks so much in life, whether you’re reading books or just reading your phone, which is what this generation is doing now. It’s no secret to me that one of the keys to my success is my love of reading. My parents always had a book in front of me. The only thing they could override the rule of turning off the light at 9am, which was my bedtime, was if I had my light on and reading a book. I went from the Hardy Boys to Tom Swift to Mark Twain and in fact I have a statue of Mark Twain in front of my house. Now I’m at the stage where I read to my grandchildren and quite frankly I can’t stop reading from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to bed, whether it’s newspapers, magazines legal or I like novels and I like historical novels. So I think it’s really, really important to develop that sense in kids to get them not only to love reading, but also to get away with reading. A lot of kids don’t have the same circumstances as others and having an escape and a bit of fantasy in their lives is a good thing for a young child. It fires up their imagination and you never know where it might lead.

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