Laundromats are playing an unlikely role in the effort to shrink America's literacy gap

The average American family spends more than two hours at the local laundromat. The Clinton Foundation and other partners have set up "Reading & Play Spaces" in 250 laundromats across the country to encourage literacy and parent-child interactions: "This project is part of a much larger vision to reinvent everyday spaces to encourage the kinds of experiences that help children thrive."

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