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  • Taste for Literacy supports Crestline Library
    Taste for literacy and winter coat giveaway on the mountain
    This Saturday October 18, Friends of the Crestline Library will hold the 6th annual Taste for Literacy event at San Moritz Lodge next to Lake Gregory. This fundraiser for the Crestline Library runs from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and features samples...
  • PBC Literacy Coalition 2014 Read for the Record local campaign
    PBC Literacy Coalition 2014 Read for the Record local campaign Oct. 21
    It’s time again to 'Read for the Record' on October 21st and nationwide this Jumpstart national campaign will mobilize millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy by participating in the largest shared reading experience....
  • International Literacy Day 2014
    Today is International Literacy Day!
    Today is UNESCO's International Literacy Day. According to UNESCO's website about the event, this year's theme is "Literacy and Sustainable Development" and the main celebration for the day will occur in Dhaka, Bangladesh,...
  • Yes on A
    Alliance to Save Our Altadena Libraries holds rally to continue library funding
    With a list of endorsements that includes liberals and conservatives, churches and businesses, educators and community organizations, The Alliance to Save Our Altadena Libraries is rallying to get yes votes on a ballot measure to continue funding...
  • Banana Spider
    Book-signing and history fun at Bulow Plantation Ruins
    Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park invites everyone to celebrate Literacy Month with them at an event featuring historian and Bulow Gold author, William Ryan, on September 13, 2014. Ryan will lead a history talk about the once thriving...
  • 4 tips to make reading homework fun
    4 tips to make reading homework fun
    Dear LA Teacher,I’m a 7th grader at Campbell Hall in North Hollywood. My English teacher assigns us 20 minutes of silent reading every night, and we have to keep a chart of our progress. I hate to read! Could you suggest a few tips to make...
  • Florida State Parks celebrate National Literacy Month
    Florida State Parks celebrate National Literacy Month
    September is National Literacy Month and Florida's state parks are celebrating literacy in a number of ways. Programs and events are planned throughout the month of September at many of the parks and a free entrance day is planned for all of...
  • Learn-to-read resources
    Useful resources for teaching your child to read
    Your little one is anxious to become a reader, but teaching her can feel like an overwhelming task. How can you help her understand how to turn those squiggles on the page into sounds, words, stories and books? It will take patience and dedication...
  • Passion for writing fuels authors' expo in Baltimore
    Passion for writing fuels authors' expo in Baltimore
    A love for writing was the order of the day Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the North Baltimore Plaza Hotel as sixty-five authors represented the literary world at the African American Authors Expo. The day, which extended from 10am - 4pm, included...
  • Little Free Library
    Little Free Library
    Dear LA Teacher,My daughter and I recently read the Koolura Series and loved both books. We were pleasantly surprised that an inexpensive Kindle could be so good. School will be starting soon, and I was wondering if you know where we can find...
  • UMA THURMAN JOINS CAT IN THE HAT ON NEA'S READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY
    25 Best Short Stories for the Middle School Classroom
    Middle school can be one of the most challenging times in the life of the average tween.Students typically enter sixth grade at 10-11 years old and exit as a 14-15 year old eighth grader. During these ‘wonder years’, they should...
  • LeVar Burton has done much to help the Reading Rainbow franchise.
    Reading Rainbow Kickstarter
    Instilling a love of literature in children is one of the best gifts that they can be given. Reading Rainbow understands this and the organization is dedicated to introducing children to interesting texts that are age appropriate. Unfortunately,...
  • Community Library
    Community library boxes sprouting in Chattanooga
    Looking for a quick way to turn all those books lying around the house into new reads for little effort and no cost.Forget trading them in at the nearest used book seller or swapping them at neighborhood yard sales. Watch for one of the four house...
  • Helping Others While Helping Yourself
    Helping Others While Helping Yourself
    I’d like you to say the word me about twenty times. Get ready, set, go!Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me.Whew! That was a lot, wasn’t it? Did you get tired of saying me? My point is it&rsquo...
  • Reading Rainbow LIVE
    "Reading Rainbow LIVE" with Star Trek stars tickets available via Kickstarter
    If you are a geek that grew up loving Reading Rainbow with LaVar Burton (AKA Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge of Star Trek: TNG) especially if you’ve made the upgrade to parental unit, chances are good you know about the Kickstarter campaign to...