Head Start Advocates Protest Sequester

EUGENE, Ore. — Local Head Start advocates demonstrated outside of Representative Peter DeFazio’s office Friday to tell the congressman they are not happy about the effect the sequester will have on Head Start programs. For event organizer and parent Aloma Murray, Head Start is a family affair. “I just felt like it was really important … Continue reading »

Fundraising Using Social Media

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Book after book line the shelves at Thurston High School’s library, but there’s one title in particular Hannah Doyle is trying to find. “I’m looking to see if they have a copy of Beloved by Toni Morrison,” she said. It’s not in fiction. We then try a reserved area for school book … Continue reading »

Kids Read Across America

SUTHERLIN, Ore. — In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, schools all over western Oregon celebrated the author on Friday by dressing up as his characters and reading his books. The words are simple. The story–short and sweet. But the way kids connect just cannot be beat. “The goal is to get them excited about reading … Continue reading »

Eugene Library Prepares for Birthday

EUGENE, Ore. — Books–they’re what you expect to find at any library. Ten years ago, the new Eugene Public Library opened downtown at 10th and Olive. Opening additional room for computers, a larger children’s section, DVDs and CDs, and yes, more books–500,000 books. Library Director Connie Bennett was hired shortly before the library reopened and … Continue reading »

eBook Reading Jumps

EUGENE, Ore. — If you got an eBook or tablet this holiday season, a recent survey says you’re a part of a growing trend and transition away from turning pages. The survey done by Pew Internet Research Center says the tastes of the reading public is going digital. The percentage of Americans 16 and older … Continue reading »

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