D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) is a designated time for our members to choose a book from our library to strengthen their reading and literacy skills.

Club Member Success Story: When we began our DEAR program in January, a 4th grade Club member refused to participate in the new program. One of our Youth Development Professional’s met with this member one-on-one to gage what his interests might be, and he was introduced to reading Manga (Japanese graphic novels). He now looks forward to DEAR every week and he’s working on creating his own Manga-inspired graphic novel!