If you're worried that kids aren't reading enough these days—well, you're probably right. But this news item from the town of Dalton, in Northern Georgia, is an encouraging exception.

The students in Mrs. Reynold’s third-grade class at Westwood Elementary school are writing letters to Books-A-Million asking them to build a store in Dalton. It started with Charlie McClurgs, whose mother refused to drive him to the Books-A-Million in Chattanooga "due to the late hour and the time it would take to get there." She suggested the boy write a letter asking for a closer location.

Kind of sad that the world's carpet capital doesn't have a bookstore! Let's hope this letter campaign gives Books-A-Million some ideas.

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