DETROIT - Bill Cosby says Detroit residents must take responsibility for improving their city and schools.
The 72-year-old actor, comedian and activist taped public service announcements Sunday at the Detroit Public Library's main branch.
The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report that Cosby encouraged children to stay motivated and focused while having fun in school. He told them that "books are more fun" than toys.
Cosby also urged parents to challenge their children.
He spoke in support of Detroit Public Schools, the library and Wayne County Community College District.
Cosby went door to door with DPS Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb on Sept. 1 in an effort to boost enrollment amid a decline in the district's student population.