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UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Helping young non-readers love books: Librarians and others offer advice

For some, the idea of spending a lazy summer day at the beach or cabin with a good book sounds like heaven. But for a lot of kids, “they think …


UNICEF: More illiteracy in young people facing instability

Nearly 30 percent of young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in countries affected by conflict and disaster are illiterate, triple the global rate, the U.N. children’s agency …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

Beyond Bookmobiles: Libraries check out paths to patrons

Libraries are exploring new avenues of outreach.


Gonzaga grad, Shadle Park native earns spot on Spokane Library board

Casey Linane-Booey, a 29-year-old attorney, said the city’s libraries should continue to expand services improving residents’ quality of life, including community courts.


King County program teaches parents how to teach their toddlers

Nearly a decade before Seattle voters agreed in 2014 to subsidize a preschool program for the city’s families, a small pilot effort for even younger children debuted in 106 living …


National March into Literacy Month is ideal time to learn more

1. Louisa May Alcott. Concord, Mass. Visit the home of a novelist who crafted a compelling story around the relationships within her own family. You’ll take a guided tour and …


Taking time out for fun at East Central

Parents of young children often feel there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. The demands of work and home can squeeze out time for fun. But a new program …


Barton School marks 42nd year with open house

The Barton School is celebrating World Literacy Day and the beginning of its 42nd school year with an open house on Wednesday. The school teaches English to foreign language speakers …


Gross-out topics might be key to getting boys to read

When he was growing up, Todd Thompson loved two things: football and books. His mom encouraged regular trips to the library. His dad inspired him to dig into the Chip …


Reading gets loud at the library

Patrons expecting quiet at the Shadle Library last Thursday were in for a surprise. The shrill call of bagpipes and the rattle of a drum shattered the soft murmur of …


The wonder of words

Ask any librarian – or any kid, for that matter – and they’ll tell you: The best books for children are the ones that speak to the hearts and minds …


Useful Method Not A Complete Solution No Silver Bullet Most Successful Of Teachers Use A Variety Of Approaches.

Our children don’t read as well as they should. Some can’t read at all. There oughta be a law. Enter Washington lawmakers with just the bill to fix what’s wrong …


Sugarcoat What Works And Then Re-Employ It Trendy Flunks Out Phonics Results Easily Beat Those Of ‘Whole Language.’

Educrat (ej’-u-krat) n. A heavily degreed bureaucrat who attends committee meetings and uses impenetrable jargon to defend ineffective but trendy educational methods that create a need for more committee meetings. …


The First Order Of Teaching Is Reaching

It took one journal entry written by Consuella Lopez, a student in my ninth-grade English class, to convince me that multiculturalism belongs in every American classroom.