Link to Libraries launched a new initiative called the Link to Libraries Read Aloud Program. Designed to make children fall in love with reading, books are read aloud to a preselected grade by one of five Link to Libraries volunteers. These educational professionals bring books to life by reading stories that help students make text-to-life connections. Following the reading, each student receives a free book to take home and share with family and friends. Judging from the enthusiasm of the students and their interaction with our readers, it is obvious the Link to Libraries Read Aloud Program is sparking their interests and fueling their desire to read more. We hope to continue to encourage and stimulate students' appetites for reading through this program.