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Indiana makes marginal improvement in 'Kids Count'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new national report says the wellbeing of Indiana's children has improved somewhat, but improvement in a key area might be overstated because of a quirk in the state's reading rules.

July 22, 2014 6:17 am Related

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Books-A-Million closes its Southlake Mall store, will relocate

Books-A-Million closes its Southlake Mall store, will relocate

HOBART | Lake County is without a large chain bookstore for the first time in years, but readers shouldn't fret – the next chapter is a relocation.

July 18, 2014 4:56 pm
Lake County Public Library salutes Read-a-Thon winners

Lake County Public Library salutes Read-a-Thon winners

HOBART | The Lake County Public Library Foundation recognized first-place winners of its annual Read-a-Thon at the awards ceremony at Avalon Manor last month.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

Whatever your interest, find it at the library

HAMMOND | Patrons will find plenty of to this month at the Hammond Public Library, 564 State St.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am

Encourage children to read and they'll never lack for adventure

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Child tan ban, cursive writing mandate approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | More than two dozen legislative proposals were separately approved Thursday by the Republican-controlled House and Senate, sending them across the Statehouse rotunda and into the opposite chamber.

January 23, 2014 3:39 pm Related
Hebron library offers special audience for readers

Hebron library offers special audience for readers

Teddy the labradoodle greets Jorien Chopps , 5, as her twin sister, Kiernan Chopps, reads aloud Thursday afternoon at the Hebron Public Library. Teddy, part of the Pet Partners Program, is a therapy dog that came to the library to help children practice reading. Also pictured is Teddy's owne…

January 16, 2014 4:56 pm
Hebron library offers special audience for readers

Hebron library offers special audience for readers

Meghan Urban, 8, reads to Teddy and his owner, Mari Hahn, Thursday afternoon at the Hebron library.

January 16, 2014 4:56 pm

More than 50 proposals reviewed by 150 state lawmakers in 16 House, Senate committees

INDIANAPOLIS | Homeowners associations could no longer prohibit elected officials or political candidates from entering their neighborhoods under legislation unanimously approved by a House committee Wednesday.

January 15, 2014 4:28 pm Related
Reading gives you a Jumpstart

Reading gives you a Jumpstart

GARY | Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, "Read for the Record," presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is one time of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support Jumpstart in its efforts to promote early childhood education.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am
Pumpkins come to life as book characters

Pumpkins come to life as book characters

GRIFFITH | Fourth-graders in Noel Kraus' class used their creativity to match with reading and pumpkins last week at St. Mary School. The students were asked to re-read one of their favorite books and, with their families, create a character from the book using a pumpkin. Just in time for Ha…

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Dyer native reads her latest book at school

Dyer native reads her latest book at school

ST. JOHN | An award-winning poet and freelance writer returned to the Tri-Town area recently to share her talent and passion for writing. Children’s author Donna (Austgen) Frisinger visited St. John the Evangelist School to read her latest children’s book with kindergarten through second-gra…

October 24, 2013 12:00 am
MIS students, staff put their noses in good books

MIS students, staff put their noses in good books

Oct. 4 was “Put your nose in a good book day.” The Indiana Adult Literacy Coalition started this campaign in September 2003 to emphasize the importance of reading and literacy.

October 09, 2013 1:31 pm Photos

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Teddy Bear Day at Winfield Elementary School

Teddy Bear Day at Winfield Elementary School

October 04, 2013 8:38 pm Photos

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Students witness naturalization ceremony

Students witness naturalization ceremony

October 04, 2013 7:50 pm Photos

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Power Paws needs more members to help youngsters improve reading

Power Paws needs more members to help youngsters improve reading

Power Paws for Kids Inc. Animal Assisted Therapy, has 40 active members who, with their Canine Good Citizen therapy dogs, visit libraries in Crown Point, Dyer/Schererville, Munster, Winfield, and South Holland to hold "Read To the Dogs" programs for children.

September 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Public school chiefs promote Time Out for Reading and Books to Bridge the Region

Public school chiefs promote Time Out for Reading and Books to Bridge the Region

MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition and Books to Bridge the Region made their annual presentation to area school superintendents at the Northwest Indiana Public Schools Study Council meeting last month.

September 09, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Reading the newspaper can save your life

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reading the newspaper can save your life

News is like food. A lot of people won’t even taste something they think they won’t like.

August 20, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond library hosts Reader's Theater play

HAMMOND | The Hammond Public Library’s Reader’s Theater presents “How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda Long at 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 564 State St.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am

Summer reading going to the dogs at library

LOWELL | Celebrate the “dog days of summer” at the Lowell Public Library and its Shelby and Schneider branches by joining the summer reading club and Wrap Your Paws Around A Good Book. Children, preschool  through grade 5, can register at any time now through July 27, the last day to enter b…

July 12, 2013 12:00 am
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