Boy had no books, read junk mail, so mailman helps him build a library


SANDY, Utah A Utah boy has a voracious appetite for reading, but he did not have enough books. 

He also did not have the money to take the bus to the local library.

So, Mathew Flores would take advertisements and newsletters out of a bin of discarded junk mail just to have something to read.

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Mailman starts Facebook campaign that pays off big

His mailman noticed the 12-year-old searching and figured he’d do something about.

Ron Lynch reached out to his Facebook friends to help get some books for Flores, KSL reported.

Little did he know how far the request would reach and how many books Flores would eventually receive.

Now from not having anything to read, Flores has an entire book case filled with books.

Reading material has been delivered from the United Kingdom, Australia and India, Lynch said.

Flores told KSL that he will read each book, and will share them with other kids. 


‘At 12 years old, he didn’t want electronics, he didn’t want to sit in front of the TV playing games all day,’ Lynch said. ‘The kid just wanted to read.’

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