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Learning to read at 49
Library literacy program helps Boros Sandra Baker
Sandra Baker, right, pumps her fists in celebration after completing her writing exercises while working with Pat Burkett during a session in the Adult Literacy Program at the Statesboro Regional Library.
After two years of one-on-one, weekly study sessions with her tutor, Sandra Baker finds joy in being able to read road signs or the instructions on a microwave dinner. She is sharing her new love of books with her grandchildren and neighbor kids. Statesboro Regional Library's adult literacy program recently recognized Baker, who will turn 49 this month, as 2010 Literacy Student of the Year, and her tutor, volunteer Pat Burkett, as 2010 Literacy Teacher of the Year.
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