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 »

Students Compete in Battle of the Books

CRESWELL, Ore. — High school students from nine Lane County schools faced off Saturday at the Battle of the Books regional competition. These four person teams had to beat all the other teams in their school to make it to the competition. Teams are tested on reading comprehension, and could be asked a variety of … Continue reading »

Dogs Help Build Reading Confidence

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There’s a great opportunity at the Springfield Library to help your child build reading confidence. Next week, children will start reading to Forman, a 2-year-old Shiba. He’s a therapy dog. Children and their families are encouraged to sign up to read to him. Time slots are every 15 minutes. Organizers say reading … Continue reading »

Library Reading Program

EUGENE, Ore. – The National Center for Education says that children who read have more of an advantage over those who are not. It says children who are frequently read are more likely to count to 20, write their own names, and read or pretend to read faster than other kids. Connie Bennett, the library … Continue reading »

New Program Gives Kids Free Books

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Public Library just launched a new program to help young kids learn to read. Not only can kids check out books to borrow, thanks to a new partnership they’ll get to keep a new book every month. David Van Slyke and his two sons, Simon and Gildor, are regulars in … Continue reading »

SMART Gets Library of Congress Award

EUGENE, Ore. — The Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) program is this year’s recipient of a big award. The program was chosen from hundreds of applicants as the winner of the Library of Congress Literacy Award in the American Prize category. The honor comes with $50,000, which the program plans on using to support … Continue reading »

Baby Reading Recommendations

EUGENE, Ore. — Babies may not seem interested in bedtime book reading, but a new study backs up what most of us probably figured. Reading to newborns is highly recommended. The American Academy of Pediatrics is now weighing in on literacy. AAP will now recommend that pediatricians across the country tell parents to read out … 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 »

KEZI 9 News “Be Inspired” Campaign

Nothing is more critical to a child’s success in life than the ability to read.  Many children don’t have books of their own, making it hard for them to read, learn and succeed. KEZI 9 News and ABC are partnering with First Book, SMART, and the Cow Creek Tribe of Indians, to share the power … 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 »

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