Students Celebrate Gift of Literacy

EUGENE, Ore. — Nearly 900 first grade students from Springfield Public Schools headed to Lane Community College Thursday morning for the annual Gift of Literacy Program. The program runs all year long, starting at the beginning of the school year when students pick out a book they want to own. On Thursday, the students received … Continue reading »

Gift of Literacy Hands Out Books to Children

By Brandi Smith SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield first graders graduated to college for a day for the 7th annual Gift of Literacy event. First graders from all the Springfield elementary schools descended upon Lane Community College. They were given the gift of a hardbound book as a means to encourage a love of reading. The … Continue reading »