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Three-year-old Camp Verde resident Marri Sorensen watches Camp Verde Community Library clerk Nancy McClay present the final Raising a Reader program of 2013 on Wednesday, Dec. 11. VVN/Bill Helm

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Raising a Reader: Library program helps parents

In 2011, Yavapai College and First Things First established Raising a Reader, a literacy program that helps improve the reading skills of children ages 5 and younger.In August, the Camp Verde Community Library and Camp Verde Head Start's home visitation program successfully brought Raising a Reader to the Camp Verde library.