Oprah may be gone from daily daytime TV, but her affect on reading has been great. Her book clubs, encouraging children to read, and support of education have influenced Americans. Reading for Life: Oprah Winfrey.
Take a look at this article on Oprah and reading and books. Note especially her encouragement of children reading during the summer months. This is exactly what libraries do with summer library programs: keep children reading during the summer so that they don’t lose their reading proficiency. Here’s the combined summer program schedule.