In the age of I-Pods, laptops and 3-D television, it's rare to see kids who have a passion for reading.
When is the last time you sat down with a good novel?
Girl Scout Troop 220 welcomed local celebrities Muffet McGraw and Joe Kernan out to Prairie Vista Elementary School for some good old-fashioned story time.
Tonight’s family reading event focused on teaching kids the power of picking up a good book.
"My favorite book is princesses," said her 6-year-old Kennedy Chester.
"It was about a dragon named Ignis," her twin sister Marin Chester said.
From fiction to fairy tales, it's always happily ever after for the Chester twins.
Family reading night at Prairie Vista was a chance for Marin to share her love of reading with mom.
“I started teaching them their little alphabets and how to read cat and all of a sudden they took off," said Kristal Chester.
And these young book worms can't get enough.
They anxiously wait for library day every week.
“If you can't read, you can’t learn," said former Indiana Governor Joe Kernan.
And that was the most important lesson of the evening.
“George Washington didn't go to college but he became our first president because he was a voracious reader,” Kernan said. “He read everything he could get his hands on."
We've seen the Harry Potter phase roll through and the Twilight fanatics are still around.
But picking up a good old book is usually not on a daily "to do" list.
And that's why the Girl Scouts of Prairie Vista thought this lifelong skill needed some attention.
“It's the greatest gift I got from my parents and my teachers, was learning how to read," Kernan said.
And for the Chester twins, the adventure of learning how to read is just beginning.
“The librarian showed me some choices," Marin said. "I looked around and finally found my book."
The volunteer group Emerge teamed up with the Boys and Girls club of St. Joe County to help out tonight.
Their main goal is to try and improve literacy rates in northern Indiana.
If you’d like to volunteer you can visit this website: