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  • Writer's pictureBenay Hicks

News and Observer: “Rinse, read, repeat. In Durham, laundromats are becoming libraries.”

In The Wash House laundromat, a child sits on a gray carpet, holding clean socks in one hand and a brand new book in the other.

He got it through a program that is turning laundromats into learning spaces where families can read books, play games and use learning materials while they wait for their wash.

Wash & Learn is a partnership among Book Harvest, The Wash House laundromats and Libraries Without Borders, an international literacy organization, and funded by The Triangle Learning Network, Durham County, and Durham’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Read more>>


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