Oh, the places we’ll go and potential we’ll reach without drugs!

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Oh, the places we’ll go and potential we’ll reach without drugs! Oh, the things we’ll get to know when we wisely choose to let our teachers teach us! Driving by your local elementary school, have you noticed schoolyard fences decorated with red ribbons and posters, and school trees have red bows wrapped around them?  This time

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Reading has purpose when you’re reading to a dog!

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Reading has purpose when you’re reading to Chase the dog at our local library in Buena Park. At least these children and their parents think so!  Chase joins them faithfully each week and even brings his trainer along, who spreads a blanket in an open area between some bookshelves. The children read to Chase with their

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Jumpstart’s 2013 Read-for-the-Record sets a new record!

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Jumpstart’s 2013 Read-for-the-Record campaign sets a new record while sharing the story of OTIS, the little tractor and his friend, written by Loren Long.   Each fall, readers from around the world show their support for early childhood literacy by reading, giving, sharing – and record-breaking – on WeGiveBooks.org. Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, presented in partnership

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Your Library Card helps you use Learning Links to be a Library Champ!

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  Be a Library Champ!  Your Library Card can help you use Learning Links to be a Library Champ! Are you a Library Champ?  How often do you use your Library card at the Library or from home? You can search for jobs, read eBooks, guide your child or grandchild to get help with homework, learn

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Grandparent’s Day can happen every day – a time to read and to share!

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Grandparent’s Day can happen every day – a time to read and to share! Oh, what fun to enjoy favorite books coupled with snacks and games, topped off by a grandparents undivided attention.  Did you celebrate Grandparent’s Day this year? Well, every day can be grandparent’s day, no matter what age you are. If you are alive, you

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Back-to-School First day Focus – Routines Refreshed, Learning Engaged

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Back-to-school is a time of refreshing daily routines to provide structure, and capturing students’ curiosities to engage learning, for teachers and parents. Working together, the home and school front can set a growth-producing tone for their charges, the students. That starts on DAY ONE of the fall semester. Many schools hold an assembly on the blacktop for

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No summer learning lag allowed!

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This teacher helps prevent summer learning lag for the children in her school’s low-income neighborhood by reading to children of all ages at the park once weekly.  Leslee Milch, veteran teacher with the Buena Park School District, has read to children for the past 15 summers at the park adjacent to Gilbert Elementary School, each Wednesday, rain

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Adult Summer Reading can stretch your mind and heart!

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 Adult Summer Reading can stretch your mind and heart! Adult summer reading can be a real treat for the mind and heart! Have you challenged yourself to stretch, build and strengthen your mind and heart muscles?  Have you checked your local newspaper for the book reviews, especially those in the Sunday section? You might find a

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The summer reading program is on a roll!

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The summer reading program is on a roll ~ join the wild ride ! Why not read that book you started but didn’t finish or the one that’s been beckoning to you?  Or reread an old favorite to revisit those characters? For a new twist, visit your local library and observe the different activities taking

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Reading and relaxing go together!

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Summer is a time to kick back and relax. How about adding reading and relaxing to the mix? What better time than during the lazy dog days of summer to catch up with the story or novel you’ve heard about that you want to check out yourself. Making memories with young readers by doing shared

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