Library introduces 'man cave' section for boys only

LIBERTY, Mo. - A local school library now has a dedicated 'man cave.'

Studies show boys' reading skills start to drop off around fourth grade.

Lewis and Clark Elementary is trying to get boys interested in reading by opening up a 'boys-only' section in the library.

Elementary school girls generally check out more library books than boys, so Lewis and Clark's 'man cave' is an attempt to turn that around.

Girls at the school have mixed feelings about the boys-only section.

"I kind of wish it was a girl thing," said student Regan Beagle. "I mean I wish there was something cool for girls, too. But, I don't know. It's cool."

Sixty-six boys at the school gave up their recess time to help pick out books for the project.

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