Reading is so important. It helps you improve your vocabulary and expand your mind. TV has really taken away from our imagination, that's for sure. It is also exciting when our libraries in the Yakima Valley come up with something new for us to discover -- especially new authors for us to read. Yakima Libraries is beginning a new series called "Authors Out Loud." How exciting!This series will be amazing! "Authors Out Loud" events will start Wednesday (April 5) at 6 p.m. at West Valley Community Library, 223 S. 72nd Ave. The event features the Yakima Coffeehouse Poets group and includes reading by local poets.