Bismarck-Mandan's "Early Morning Radio Pal", JJ Hemingway, spent an afternoon last week reading to the kids of Riverside Elementary School. Before moving to Bismarck, JJ also spent time reading to kids while living in Spokane, WA and Columbus, OH. An avid reader himself, JJ reached out to the Bismarck Public Schools a few months back to volunteer his services, which were welcomed with open arms. JJ describes how reading to kids is one of his biggest passions,

If I can encourage even one child to become a reader, then I've done my job!

After reading at Miller Elementary in January and Riverside Elementary this month, he'll be reading at another local school in March, which has yet to be determined.