Having the ability and desire to read are crucial to all learning.

NCCL’s reading program teaches students the skills to become fluent, critical readers and provides a community where reading to learn and reading for enjoyment are highly valued.

“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations—something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.” —Katherine Patterson