Richard poses with youngsters from Lillington-Shawtown Elementary at a recent awards ceremony. The kids are with their mentors, volunteers from the community who help the children improve their reading ability. Youngsters select a book, read it with their mentor twice, then take it home as part of their own personal library. They select another book and the reading continues. The Read-a-Book, Get-a-Book program is sponsored by the Lillington Rotary Club and will resume in the fall.