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Want a discount? Read a book!

Posted at 8:39 AM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 08:39:08-04

A barber in Michigan is offering money off of services when kids read out-loud while they get their hair cut.

The barbershop supplies the books, and workers say the program gives young learners confidence.  The barbers say it's a great way to give back to the community, and even if kids can't read yet, they can still learn.

"One kid couldn't read, so the kid just counted cupcakes for me, but what the kid did was put a book in his hands. That's the important part. The kid put a book in his hands. And the reason that the kid picked the book up is because there were other kids here reading," explained barber Ryan Griffin.

Not only do kids have to read out-loud for their discount, but they also get quizzed afterwards.  The barbershop started the idea about a year ago to help promote literacy in the neighborhood.