York's 'Reading Bug' injured, accelerating plans for learning center

Junior Gonzalez

"The Reading Bug," an advocate for literacy well known to York City grade-schoolers for more than a decade, was recently injured while preparing for an event.

As Donna Watkins recovers, however, a plan is taking shape that would eliminate the need for the retired preschool teacher to haul stacks of books to children.

Some day soon, she hopes, the children will come to her.

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Donna Watkins, the "Reading Bug" stands with the help of a cane at her York City home Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She recently hurt her back moving books. An online fundraiser is underway to help Watkins create a learning center for families. Bill Kalina photo