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BRIGHTSIDE: Making an impact on little minds

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YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - A group of Northern Arizona University (NAU) interns created little libraries to help give children around the community access to free books.

The two little libraries are located at SHINE Boys and Girls Club and in Mesa Heights.

Children of all ages are able to take home a book from the little library free of charge, read it, and then bring it back for another one.

The idea sprouted after a group of NAU interns, Nubia Grijalva, Leticia Aranda, Christye Reveles, and Luis Wong, were assigned a project that would benefit their community.

Luis Wong, an NAU intern, hopes that he can expand this project to help the little minds that reach beyond Yuma, such as Somerton and San Luis.

He even had the idea of possibly creating a library on wheels that would travel through the city.

The little libraries are already making a difference in the lives of those who take the books. One young boy, as Luis describes, takes a book home, reads it, and always comes back for another.

Making a difference in the community is special to Luis because of what he claims to be a low test, reading, and literacy skills. To the four NAU interns, learning and reading are important factors in succeeding in the future.

As Seen on TV / Brightside / Top Stories / Yuma County

Crystal Jimenez

Crystal Jimenez began at KYMA as a Digital Content Producer in June 2019, and is now a multimedia journalist for the morning show.


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