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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS The Perham High School Media Center, as it looked last week.

No more pencils, no more books...

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Tom Tomporowski wonders what happened to the avid high school reader.

As Perham High School's media specialist, he's noticed a serious decline in recent years in the number of kids interested in books. According to circulation records at the school, students aren't checking out books anymore - at least not the ones lining the shelves in the media center.


He assumes it's because of hectic high school schedules - jobs, academics and extracurricular activities.

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