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Jenissa Acosta, 8, of Willmar, left, and Theresa Wittenberg read Wednesday at the Lincoln Elementary School in Willmar. Wittenberg, executive director of the local YMCA, is one of the volunteers paired with students through Rotary Readers. (Tribune photo by Bill Zimmer)

Reading buddy program has grown but more volunteers would be welcome


WILLMAR -- Jenissa Acosta and Theresa Wittenberg finished reading a book about frogs and moved on to Dr. Seuss.

Nearby, Keysha Stahl and Annette Benson leaned over a well-worn "I Spy" book, searching through busy photos for things like baseball mitts and turtles.

In all corners of the Lincoln Elementary School library, small groups of adults and children huddled together over books, reading aloud, and the room hummed with activity.

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