Ottumwa mother finds a way to make books a priority

Families brought their kids to the Ottumwa Public Library for crafts and books Saturday afternoon./KTVO

Families across the nation took part in ‘Take Your Child to the Library Day' on Saturday, especially Ottumwa resident Sheila Alexander.

Alexander is the mother of two kids. She says despite all the technology and internet available, she makes reading a priority.

“My kids got tablets for Christmas and they love their tablets, but you know, we’re limiting that time and still making sure that we’re reading every night and pulling out those books. And, that’s why we come to the library, so that we have those new books that keep up with the excitement."

Alexander says she tries to bring the kids to the library twice a week, especially in the summer.

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