PBS NewsHour

When a laundromat becomes a library

Clip: 04/03/2019 | 7m 26s

The first five years of a child’s life are critical for language exposure, but studies suggest children in lower-income families often don’t experience the rich literary environment wealthier kids do. A New York City initiative trying to close that gap encourages reading in a spot families visit every week -- but don't usually consider educational. Special correspondent Lisa Stark reports.

Aired: 04/03/19

Rating: NR

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