Author Brad Meltzer meets the Ogden Children, and describes the power of books | News, sports, jobs

1/3 Author Brad Meltzer addresses a group of Ogden’s fifth and sixth graders at Ogden High School on Friday, November 11, 2022. Meltzer was the featured speaker at the Ogden School Foundation’s fall author event this year and also met with students. Tim Vandinak, Standard Examiner 2/3 Author Brad Meltzer signs a book by Polk … Read more

A former JMU director aims to help university kids who are struggling to get a new book | faculty of school

On a mission to help college-aged students on their path to recovery, Josh Bacon, former JMU dean for three-year students, has released a book. According to the Mayo Clinic Health System, up to 44% of American college students report experiencing signs of depression and anxiety. The Haven at College, a site focused on the mental … Read more

Banned book lesson pushes Oklahoma teacher to campaign

By Sean Murphy, Associated Press writer Norman, Okla: (AP) – Summer Boismier was living her childhood dream. A bookworm grew up, became a high school English teacher, and filled the classroom and home with her favorite literature. She taught her students: “Stories are the foundation of the human experience. We all have them.” Boismier especially … Read more

Controversy over book ban spread across western New York

It’s a heated debate across the country: What kinds of books should children be exposed to? A recent report from PEN America found that last school year saw more books banned in more states and more districts than last school year. One place that fights that is burning books. “All of these books are intriguing,” … Read more

Ashcroft wants stricter rules on peppy public library books

By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press COLOMBIA, Missouri (AP) – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, one of the top Republican candidates for governor, wants to block public funding for library books that might appeal to the “critical” interests – meaning citizenship – of minors. Ashcroft proposed the new rule for libraries this week. It does … Read more

Harris County Expands Mobile Library Program by Adding Fourth “Curiosity Cruiser” – Houston Public Media

Children from the Fifth Ward neighborhood of Houston display books they received Tuesday from Curiosity Cruiser, a mobile library published by Harris County Public Library. To the left is Edward Melton, Executive Director of the Library System. Instead of playing catchy, familiar tunes through a speaker system attached to the ceiling, the sides of the … Read more

Lethbridge’s Word on the Street Festival returns to celebrate literacy and books – Lethbridge

The Word on the Street Festival celebrated reading for all on Saturday, as people, dogs and Lethbridge Boots the goat welcomed the annual in-person event. Shoe owners Susan Iman and Jeff MacDonald said it was great to see people stepping back from society harnessing the power of books. “I think it’s important, and what I … Read more