Newsy: Wash And Learn: Laundromats And Libraries Are Fighting 'Book Deserts' / by Allister Chang

"Oftentimes, these laundromat locations are also sort of in a book desert type area and if you look at it, statistically, the families that are patronizing the laundromats there's a very low ownership rate for books, particularly kids books," said Brian Wallace from the Laundry Cares Foundation. 

“Book deserts” are often in low-income areas, where access to books is limited and literacy rates are below average. 

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