LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- PSO is celebrating the "Week of the Young Child" by donating 1,700 books to the United Way's Success by Six "Prescription for Reading" program.
This morning, those books were given to four local pediatricians who will hand them out to kids after their check-ups. One pediatrician says it amounts to about a year's worth of books for her.
Success by Six Literacy Coordinator Barbara Griffin says getting books into the hands of children is a vital part of the learning cycle and she's grateful that PSO continues to donate year after year.
"We've been doing this for over 20 years, and our company is really big into promoting reading and childhood education," said Terri Bryant with PSO.
"Children from birth need to be read to at least 15 minutes per day, that's what our prescription for reading says. Be sure to read with your child because we know the more vocabulary they have and the more words that they have when they enter school, then they will be more successful," said Barbara Griffin, the Literacy Coordinator with United Way of Southwest Oklahoma.
PSO says the donations do not stop here in Lawton. They plan to deliver books to nearly 30 other organizations across the state.