Kiwanis Mary Blashill

South Haven Kiwanis member Mary Blashill enjoys laughing with South Haven Lincoln Elementary School first-graders Tuesday, while reading "A Sick Day for Amos McGee."

SOUTH HAVEN — As part of National Reading Month, it made sense for the South Haven Kiwanis Club to invest in books for kids this year.

Not only has the club allocated $1,500 to buy the books as part of its annual education project, its members are taking time out of their day this month to read books to South Haven area elementary students.