When I retired in 1997 I decided I wanted to do some volunteering. As I thought about it I thought how important it is for kids to read well in order to succeed in school. I heard about the SMART program here in Cottage Grove and saw they needed volunteers badly. My children had gone to Harrison school so I signed up there and have been reading to the kids there or Bohemia school since then. I enjoy it very much, it’s great seeing the improvement from the beginnning of the year to the end of the year. The kids love to take books home. It’s a great program.