Reading is not something that shouldn’t just happen in a classroom but outside of a classroom maybe even in at your local barbershop. Supreme Cutz in the Short North is doing exactly that with their barbershop book program which started over 2 years ago. The owner Emment Brown wanted his clients to make use of their time by reading and encouraging kids to keep learning outside of class. Columbus City Schools noted that at the end of the barbershop book program last year a total of 1,530 books were provided for young readers. According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than 85 percent of black, male 4th-grade students are not proficient in reading.