In honor of National Novel Writing Month the business was busy collecting books to give away to anyone looking to expand their library or read something new.
"You can't be a good writer until you're a good reader, and it does no good to teach a child how to write if they can't read," said Donna Rutherford, owner of the Brain Zone.
"The goal with National Novel Writing Month is to get children reading books so they can someday write their own novel."
Brain Zone specializes in tutoring and teaching students who struggle in math or who have reading disabilities.
Rutherford, a certified reading therapist and neurodevelopmental therapy practitioner, has operated the center from her home in Chino Hills for 12 years.
She started the business after her daughter was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The idea to participate in the national campaign came from Michael Turner, a remedial educational specialist at The Brain Zone.
On Saturday, children were able to take home up to 15 books from boxes labeled easy readers, picture books, dictionaries, Spanish, young adult and more.
Turner said he wants to increase literacy in the community in three ways - with a book drive, providing tips on the Brain Zone's blog on how to effectively write a short story or essay and have a short story writing raffle with the students of the center.
Turner, who is now 29, didn't know how to read until the seventh grade.
"There was an entire world that was opened to me," he said, "and that's why I wanted to come to this place."
Know more about The Brain Zone reading and learning center in Chino Hills at thebrainzone.net or by phone at 909-606-4836.
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