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Latest study confirms that school libraries positively impact student test scores  May 15, 2015 – Posted in: Content, infographics, public school libraries, Reading / Literacy

Well what do you know –  another study, this this time from the South Carolina Association of School Librarians, confirms once again that schools with vibrant libraries and librarians make a difference.  A big difference. Test scores and reading levels are higher and the chance of long-term academic success is greatly improved when a school boasts a healthy library. The evidence continues to mount yet schools all over this land are still struggling to even have a library.  It wasn’t…

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The Antiquarians Join World Book Day April 20, 2015 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, Reading / Literacy

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) has joined this year’s World Book & Copyright Day celebration in a big way.  All over the world antiquarian booksellers will be holding pop-up book fairs to offer “a stunning selection of rare books, prints, manuscripts and ephemera to promote the trade of old and rare books and to support the UNESCO literacy projects in Africa.” These pop-up book fairs will surely provide visitors with a chance to peruse…

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It’s Read Across America Day! March 2, 2015 – Posted in: Reading / Literacy

Talk about a good day to read. Today is the birthday of Dr. Seuss and what a better way to celebrate his enduring genius than by having a nationwide reading celebration. Read Across America is a partnership between The National Education Association (NEA) and Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Its mission: to promote the joy and importance of reading and to celebrate the birthday of beloved author Dr. Seuss. Since  its founding 1997 Read Across America has become the signature program of…

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Read To Learn / Books for Free February 19, 2015 – Posted in: Content, Reading / Literacy

Fact: Reading at grade level by the third grade is the leading indicator of school success and high school graduation Fact: Almost half of third graders in South Florida  fail to achieve this critical benchmark. The Read to Learn initiative is hoping to change that.     The Children’s Trust and The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College have teamed up for Read to Learn / Books for Free a program focused on…

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