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  • Stay Home and Read
    Plan to stay home and read a book
    To benefit the cultural and educational programs of the Los Angeles Public Library, including the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Angelenos are welcome to participate in the 27thannual Stay Home and Read a Book Ball.On Sunday, March 1, 2015,...
  • Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast
    Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast, encouraging kids to read
    Some children are love to crack open an engaging book and read for hours. For other children, reading doesn't hold the same passion. The Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast invites children to experience the magic of reading.The Simon Kidgits Club...
  • New website offers free sight word printables, games, lessons and more
    New website offers free sight word printables, games, lessons and more
    Here's a fabulous new resource for parents whose kids are learning to read.Sight Words, a free website sponsored by the Georgia Preschool Association, offers a multitude of tools for parents, teachers and caregivers to help kids learn to read....
  • Children enjoying a book together
    Great books for reluctant readers
    Unfortunately, there are many children who don’t like to read. For some, it is due to dyslexia, which affects 2 to 8 percent of elementary age children. For others, it may be due to ADHD, a learning disability or just a simple reluctance to...
  • Florida’s ‘Celebrate Literacy’ week took place Jan. 26-30
    Florida’s ‘Celebrate Literacy Week' took place Jan. 26-30
    Last month, Jan. 26-30 was celebrated as Literacy Week in Florida schools with the overall theme being, “Reading Accelerates Success”. This theme encourages students to connect literacy with all kinds of careers in science, technology,...
  • Curiosity Machine
    Library offers week of fun
    The Palmdale City Library has a whole host of activities this week for Antelope Valley Residents.The Storycrafter’s Club will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015 for children ages 5-9 at the library located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd.A...
  • Make learning to spell fun with these creative tips
    Make learning to spell fun with these creative tips
    Learning to spell – and spell accurately – is a must-have life skill. Unfortunately, it can cause many kids to yawn in boredom. So make it fun!Here are some cool ways to make learning to spell more exciting!Tools: Using manipulative...
  • Language Interventions
    Introducing Simple Interventions and Language Interventions apps for reading
    Savannah, GA - A new app called Language Interventions has just been introduced on Amazon.com and soon on Google Play. Language Interventions teaches reading to all students but targets the reading impaired suffering from language-based reading...
  • Jaida, a caterpillar-turned-butterfly, is the focus of this story.
    Gerbs in the House: Jaida’s Here
    Reading is an important part of a child’s education and so it is extremely important to find entertaining and engaging stories that will capture youngster’s attention. The “Gerbs in the House” series by Gerbil Meets Mouse...
  • A  Lifelong Jouurney of Adventure and Discovery
    An introduction to canoeing: Books for young readers and homeschoolers
    The following list of books are recommended by the School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and several other recognized authorities for young readers Ages 4 to 8. Please check with your local library.Each one of these books celebrates...
  • National Readathon Day
    Pledge to read more books
    It's a new year, which is a time for big changes. Many plan to make changes to their health, their financial situations, as well as career changes, going back to school, etc.This year, many people have added literature to their resolutions....
  • Local children's author to present Mac's Club at Utica Public Library, Feb. 14
    Local children's author to present Mac's Club at Utica Public Library, Feb. 14
    Saturday, February 14, 10:30amMac's Club!The Utica Public Library is excited to welcome local children's author Tamara Cantarano. Ms. Cantarano will present her "Mac's Club" program and read from her series The Adventures of...
  • New Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library branch
    New Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library branch to open in early 2015
    The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library system currently has 17 branches anda new branch near Unser and Central is scheduled to open in spring 2015. The 13-month project began inDecember 2013 and framing was completed in summer 2014. The new...
  • Gulf Coast Poetry Meeting on January 10
    Gulf Coast Poetry Meeting on January 10
    The Poetry Society of Texas Gulf Coast Poets Chapter will host their monthly meeting on Saturday, September 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Barnes and Noble in Webster. The meeting is open and free to the public.The featured guest at January’s...
  • “Star Trek” alumni gather for  “WAR Of The Worlds” Benefit, Jan. 17
    “Star Trek” alumni gather for “WAR Of The Worlds” Benefit, Jan. 17
    "Star Trek" alumni will gather for a one-night only benefit performance of Orson Welles’ iconic 1938 radio drama, WAR OF THE WORLDS at 8 PM on January 17, 2015.The live performance (a fundraiser for Sci-Fest LA: The Los Angeles...