Children have watched 5,000 hours of TV before they get to kindergarten. By the end of sixth grade, children will have watched 100,000 acts of televised violence.
- If 50 first-graders have trouble reading, 44 of them will have reading problems in the fourth grade.
- A child’s library use raises his or her fourth grade assessment scores.
PA Forward libraries address basic literacy skills for all ages, helping to improve literacy rates and contributing to a workforce that is trained and skilled.