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Member Bob Topp of Hermitage Book Shop was recently named a 7Everyday Hero by ABC Denver for his volunteer work with children.  For the past eighteen years, Bob has been visiting Bergen Valley Elementary School to read to children, grades 3-5.  He began volunteering when his own children attended the school, but he enjoyed encouraging children to read so much that he continues to do so to this day.  "I cannot describe it," Bob says. "Everybody says how much the kids enjoy it.  It doesn't hold a candle to how much I enjoy it." The children Bob reads to are equally delighted by his visits.  "A lot of schools don't get it, so we're really cool that we get him to come to our school," says Lily Urban, 3rd grade.  "When he reads a story he always picks out a book almost as if he has a kid's mind." Congratulations on the award, Bob, and thank you for inspiring future generations of readers!

Volunteer Shares Love Of Books In The Classroom