Reading Enthusiast Has Kids Covered In Aurora Subdivision

Book Hunt
Photo credit Lindsay Chan

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Many families are stuck inside during the shelter-in-place, but one Aurora mom found a way to get kids outside and read.

Mishelle Williams started hiding children’s books throughout her Oakhurst subdivision as part of the Look 4 A Book national campaign. 

“If we can spread the positive attitude to other people and let them feel like everything's going to be okay, then it helps us, too,” said Williams. 

The books are cleaned and placed in plastic bags, then scattered around the neighborhood with a note encouraging them to read the book or pass it on.

Kids, like 4-year-old Emmy Chan, now have a chance to go hunting for their next great read.

“I woke up in the morning and then I went outside and I saw a book against the tree,” she said.

Williams has four children who are all in high school, but says she wanted to do something for some of her younger neighbors who are sheltered-in-place.

“I remember those days of being stuck inside with little kids and anything that you can do do get them outside and moving and make the day go faster, and it seemed like a win, so that’s what we did.”