Over 35,000 books being donated to Nebraska families

Answers4Families is hoping to get the books packed and sent out sometime in May.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A University of Nebraska-Lincoln group has collected over 35,000 books to be donated to families across Nebraska.

Answers4Families, a project from the UNL’s Center on Children, Families and the Law, has collected the 35,000 books and is now preparing to ship them out.

The group partners with the Nebraska Early Development Network and Women, Infant, and Children program to help give books to children with disabilities under the age of 3.

UNL began the project in recognition of National Reading Month.

Charlie Lewis, project director for Answers4Families, says reading to children from a young age is vital for brain development.

“With any learning at an early age you are building your brain synapses and being able to associate a picture with a word and that just builds those synapses so that the learning takes place and makes those connections early,” Lewis said.

Volunteers will be packaging books in the Sharp building downtown from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Answers4Families is hoping to get the books packed and sent out sometime in May.

Those wanting to volunteer can visit Answers4Families’ website.

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