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Monday, September 7, 2015

A Labor of Love

Children read to Iowa barber in exchange for haircuts
An Iowa barber gave free back to school haircuts to kids who read to him during their appointment. "The kids would come in, and I would say, 'Go to the table and get a book you might like, and if you can't read it, I'll help you understand and we can read it together,'" Holmes explained.

Several non-profits came together with Holmes to promote early literacy and encourage reading. Thanks to donations, the kids were able to take books home with them. The event was such a success Barber Courtney Holmes hopes to make this a monthly event!