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Out Of The Question App

There are a lot of great children’s books in the app store, but if you’re looking for something else to add to your kid’s digital bookshelf, Out of the Question is worth a look.

06/05/2013

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Philadelphia Library Entices Summer Readers

When school is over, learning shouldn’t stop and the best way to learn and have fun is joining a summer reading program. The Philadelphia Free Library offers several options.

06/03/2013

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Philadelphia Leads Pack For Population Growth Out Of Pa. Cities

Philadelphia had the strongest growth in Pennsylvania, at 1.4 percent, or just over 21,600.

05/28/2013

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Store Worker Set On Fire In Reading; Suspect Sought

Police are searching for a suspect after a worker at a corner store was doused with gasoline and set on fire in Reading.

05/01/2013

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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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Top Specialty Bookstores In Philadelphia

Some prefer the smell of a book and the feel of it in their hands, and the Philadelphia area is still full of many specialty bookstores where you can buy, trade or even sell books.

04/29/2013

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Police In Pennsylvania Pursue, Arrest Naked Man On Stolen Bicycle

Police in an eastern Pennsylvania city spent part of the early morning Easter Sunday chasing a naked man on a bicycle that was reported stolen.

04/02/2013

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The Endless Alphabet App

Endless Alphabet is a fun way for kids to not only learn their ABCs, but to begin learning words on sight.

03/04/2013

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One Book One Philadelphia

Open the website of the Free Library of Philadelphia and find a ten-year list of wonderful One Book One Philadelphia selections and you’ll bet that the program will survive the next ten years.

03/04/2013

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School Expels Berks County Student, 14, Who Admitted To Stabbing Classmate

Officials at a middle school in eastern Pennsylvania say they have expelled a 14-year-old student who admitted in juvenile court to stabbing a classmate in scho

02/05/2013

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Elderly Woman Injured In Multi-Vehicle Accident In Montgomery County

The accident happened at 8:54 a.m. at the intersection of Buchert Road and Kepler Road and involved three vehicles, including a school bus from the Pottsgrove School District.

01/15/2013

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Reading Woman Accused Of Leaving Kids Home Alone With Loaded Gun, Drugs

Reading police found the children on Tuesday when they raided a suspected drug house after getting complaints from neighbors.

01/09/2013

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Scott Arboretum Hosts Book Club

A lot of gardeners are book lovers too, and that’s why the Scott Arboretum hosts a monthly book discussion called “Nature’s Narratives.” It’s free and anyone can join in.

01/02/2013

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Read To Others

Research has shown a strong relationship between reading to kids and their later reading success. Whatever you read, it’s the nuances of language that matter and it shouldn’t be confined to the very young.

01/01/2013

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Snowy Saturday In The Forecast For Delaware Valley

Our carousel of lows and highs continue to spin through the area.

12/27/2012

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