literacy

TJ and Alison Read to Kids as part of “Read for the Record”

The campaign is an effort to break a Guinness World Record.

FARGO, N.D.- Read for the Record is an international campaign that promotes literacy in communities. The goal is to read the same book to as many kids as possible around the world on the same day. The record was set in 2013 when the same book was read to more than 2.4 million kids. The local Read for the Record…

Fargo–Moorhead PM Rotary Club Holds Bowling for Books Event to Promote Literacy

Proceeds will go towards giving dictionaries to third graders in the area

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Fargo–Moorhead PM Rotary Club is promoting literacy while also making it fun. People can go bowling and also donate books at the group’s Bowling for Books event. They can sponsor bowling lanes, and there’s also a silent auction. Proceeds raised will go towards giving dictionaries to third graders in the area. Money will also go towards CHARISM,…

Fargo Library Eliminating Late Fines For Kids

The library's policy change takes effect Monday.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ The Fargo Public Library is eliminating overdue fines for all children’s materials in an effort to increase literacy. Library officials said Monday that research shows doing away with fines encourages children to check out more items and that materials are usually returned on time. The library’s policy change takes effect Monday. People will still be charged…

Children Encouraged to Keep Reading Over Summer Vacation

A character from a PBS show helped encourage kids to read over the summer

FARGO, N.D. — School’s out for the summer but that doesn’t mean that kids have to put a hold on their reading. The 14th annual Share-a-Story Family Literacy event was held to create a fun-filled day including storytellers, crafts, activities and music. The PBS character “Jet” from “Ready Jet Go” also made a special appearance for a photo opp. In…

United Way is Celebrates May Day…with a Meaning

Volunteers from United Way helped distribute and read books to children for May Day

FARGO, ND — Flowers and candy aren’t the only things being distributed in May Day baskets. Volunteers arrived at United Way to gather books and then headed to SENDCAA Childcare to read and give them to the children for their 6th annual ‘May Day Baskets of Books”. More than 1,000 books were delivered to 14 other local childcare centers in…