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Literacy Programs in Libraries

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Why reading matters infographic - Smart HiveSmart Hive. Infographic on Reading After doing a lot of research on the impact of read­ing with and to young chil­dren, it is easy to see why read­ing mat­ters.

Why reading matters infographic - Smart HiveSmart Hive

The evi­dence is over­whelm­ing. Suf­fice it to say that it may be the sin­gle best thing you can do for your chil­dren. Even liv­ing in a lower socio-economic class doesn’t impact a child’s future as much as whether they were read to and that they learned to read well. Read­ing really matters. Cre­at­ing this info­graphic I fea­tured as much of the quan­tifi­able research I could find as well as show the impli­ca­tions of read­ing with and to children. Why Read­ing at a Young Age Matters This info­graphic was cre­ated for Harper Collins Chil­drens with Brand­point. Next Work Save the Bees → Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming.

It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased.

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I’m going to tell you that libraries are important. I’m going to suggest that reading fiction, that reading for pleasure, is one of the most important things one can do. I’m going to make an impassioned plea for people to understand what libraries and librarians are, and to preserve both of these things. And I am biased, obviously and enormously: I’m an author, often an author of fiction. So I’m biased as a writer. And I’m here giving this talk tonight, under the auspices of the Reading Agency: a charity whose mission is to give everyone an equal chance in life by helping people become confident and enthusiastic readers. And it’s that change, and that act of reading that I’m here to talk about tonight. It’s not one to one: you can’t say that a literate society has no criminality.

100 Ways to Grow a Reader - Growing Book by Book. Get library cards to boost student learning and engagement. Every student deserves access to a quality education.

Get library cards to boost student learning and engagement

Regardless of political party or ideology, we can agree that education is an important foundation for opportunity and future success. As the new school year gets fully underway for nearly 50 million youth across the U.S., we hope their library cards are among the first items they grab in the morning when they leave for the day. September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, and we are urging families across Ohio and the nation to celebrate with a trip to the library. In our congressional districts, Cuyahoga County Public Library - in collaboration with Parma City School District and with the support of Mayor Timothy DeGeeter - is issuing library cards to the approximately 11,000 K-12 students in the district. Library cards help our students succeed. Hume Libraries: 1000 Books Before School.

Public Libraries

Raise-a-Reader: Two-pronged approach to literacy at the Vancouver Public Library. Librarian Katherine Parker participates in VPL’s new Digital Storytime.

Raise-a-Reader: Two-pronged approach to literacy at the Vancouver Public Library

It incorporates both family literacy and digital literacy learning into one fun program using songs, rhymes and stories with multimedia elements such as video clips, music and animation, the program marries traditional style family literacy programs with new technology like never before. Photograph by: NICK PROCAYLO , PNG EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories about beneficiaries of The Vancouver Sun’s Raise-A-Reader campaign, which raises money for vital children’s and family literacy programs across B.C. Started by The Sun in 1997, the campaign has generated $8 million locally thanks to your generous donations and government support. It went national in 2004, raising a combined $21.8 million over the years. When Blazhena Leigh went to a pre-kindergarten meeting earlier this year, the school suggested to parents it would be a good idea to introduce their children to the public library.