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The Thrill Of Learning To Read

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – John Kelly remembers when he first learned to read. And judging from his photo in The Washington Post, that was many years ago. While Kelly’s mom always read […]

07/16/2014

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Longer School Day In Some Florida Schools Boosts Reading Levels

Two years ago, Florida required 100 of its lowest-performing elementary schools to add an extra hour each day to use the time for reading instruction. The program has produced good results.

02/12/2014

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Inspiring Kids To Become Better Readers, Writers and Students

The Library of Congress has just honored 826 DC with its first-ever Literacy Award, recognizing organizations working to address illiteracy in America.

11/19/2013

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Top Summer Reading Events For Kids In Philadelphia

Check out these top summer reading events for kids in the City of Brotherly Love.

05/31/2013

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Uneducated Means Out Of Work

In Philadelphia, over half a million adults lack the knowledge, skills, and credentials they need to get a job. They lost their jobs to changes in industry in this new, knowledge-based economy.

05/01/2013

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Bus Stop Libraries

Started as a six-week pilot program in the town of Haifa, the idea of free books or ‘public libraries’ at several bus stops was quickly welcomed by riders.

01/04/2012

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WorldReader

Worldreader, a non- profit organization, seeks to make digital books available to the developing world, putting a library of books in the hands of every family electronically.

04/04/2011

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Philly DA Uses Donation To Look At Alternatives To Incarceration For Drug Offenders

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams says he has gotten start-up funding from the Lenfest Foundation for a new program targeting first time, non-violent drug offenders, and drug sellers, with the focus on rehabilitation.

12/18/2010

Not Just Numbers – It’s Impact That Counts

Penn’s Fels Institute of Government recently produced a report on the economic value of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s services.

12/07/2010

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SEPTA, United Way Launch Book Drive

SEPTA and the United Way are teaming up and starting Monday they’re looking for used books in decent condition and they are hoping the public will help.

10/24/2010

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