Read Across America

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thousands of schools and libraries all over the country are celebrating Monday by reading books. It’s part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America campaign, which falls on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Monday students from Springfield High School spent the day reading at five different schools, hoping to inspire younger kids to … Continue reading »

Controversial Book Will Be Allowed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Over the past few weeks, Grants Pass School Board members have had some homework of their own, as they read through the award winning book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Tuesday, school board members voted 4-1 to allow the book in English classes next year. Two-hundred and thirty … Continue reading »

Neighbors Share Books at Exchange Box

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene couple is making the most of old books laying around their house, and they’re doing it in a unique way by getting everyone involved. Drive down Cal Young Road, and you can’t help but notice it sitting at the intersection with Norkenzie. It’s not a birdhouse as some have asked … Continue reading »

Library to Host Handmade Books Workshops

EUGENE, Ore. — You can find more than books at the Eugene Public Library. It’s an experience with authors, artists and weekly workshop. This week, the library is hosting a workshop where you can make your own book. Connie Bennett, the Eugene Library Services Director, explains more about the handmade books workshop for adults. Here are … Continue reading »

Group Donates Books to Housing Community

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of local volunteers spent the day filling bookshelves at a Eugene transitional housing facility. The volunteers from Soroptimist donated $3,000 worth of new and gently used books to Sponsors. These books will be used to start a library. Sponsors houses women who were recently incarcerated and are working to transition … Continue reading »

St. Vincent de Paul Donates Books to LCC

EUGENE, Ore. — Spring break may be here for many schools but right now St. Vincent de Paul is hitting the books. The nonprofit is donating 300 books to beef up the Lane Community College library. Officials from St. Vinnie’s say a librarian from LCC is specifically selecting books that encourage students to read for … Continue reading »

Book Sale Wraps Up

CRESWELL, Ore. — The Creswell Book Sale wrapped up Sunday. The book sale is a long-time tradition that predates the existing library. The money from the weekend sale goes back into library needs and operations. Some books sold for as little as $1 to $2. There were also magazines, CDs and DVDs for sale. Some … Continue reading »

Kids Compete in Battle of the Books

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thousands of Lane County students read their way into a book battle. Saturday the teams went head to head for a shot at a Battle of the Books state competition. Since the start of the school year, kids became experts on more than a dozen books and competed against other teams within … Continue reading »

Celebrating National Young Readers Week

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Students who got sent to the principal’s office Tuesday at Douglas Gardens Elementary School in Springfield had to head outside. Principal Valerie King was stationed in the school yard with a rocking chair and a tent reading from first bell to last. That’s because it’s National Young Readers Week. The event challenges … Continue reading »

Springfield Students Create eBooks

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Reading, writing, and arithmetic–it’s what you expect second graders to learn. But at one Springfield elementary school, students are doing more than writing. Some second graders at Page Elementary have accomplished something most adults haven’t. They’re authors of eBooks. Sixty second graders can proudly say they’ve written, illustrated and self published an … Continue reading »

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