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Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

MERRILLVILLE | Top-flight athletes are not the only ones to hear a recruiting speech.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago mayor says students read 2.7 million books

CHICAGO | Chicago Public School students read 2.7 million books this summer as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, officials announced Monday

September 16, 2014 8:02 am
Lansing celebrates literacy

Lansing celebrates literacy

Brandi Smits, department head of Infants, Teens & In-Betweens, poses Saturday with several of the poster displays during the Literacy Fair at the Lansing Public Library in Lansing. This is the first year the library held the fair.

August 09, 2014 5:07 pm
The Lansing Public Library hosts a Literacy Fair in Lansing, Ill. Saturday August 9, 2014.Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Lansing Public Library hosts a Literacy Fair in Lansing, Ill. Saturday August 9, 2014.Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Byron Burnley, 7, of Lansing, poses Saturday next to his display during the Literacy Fair at the Lansing Public Library in Lansing. Children chose books based on state award lists based on their age groups and created tri-fold poster displays about their book. This is the first year the Lans…

August 09, 2014 5:07 pm

Writing workshop, dinner and reading planned

HAMMOND | The Indiana Writers’ Consortium and Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education have teamed up to host a second Turn the Knob Adult Creative Writing Workshop from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

Interest young children in reading and you have a reader for life

By any measure, we know that to do well in school, reading is fundamental. That is not just a catchy phrase, but a fact that teachers will talk at great lengths about, no matter the subject area.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
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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