Attention Tutors! You Are Needed In Minnesota

Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps hope to fill 1,700 tutor positions across the state

MOORHEAD, MN — The Moorhead School District is in need of 19 literacy tutors and two math tutors according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. The organizations hope to fill 1,700 tutor positions across the state. There are three different levels of commitment: 35, 25 or 18 hours a week. Tutors will receive a stipend every two weeks, and…

KVRR’s TJ and Alison Read to Children for “Read for the Record” Annual Event

This year, the chosen book is Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

FARGO, N.D. — People are trying to break the record for reading the same book to as many children as possible. Alison and I had the pleasure of joining in on the fun. During the annual “Read for the Record”, the NDSU chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society invites kids and families to listen to the story at West…

You Can Now Access West Fargo Library Material Online from the Comfort of Your Home!

As a way to promote reading for people of all ages, the library is also waving late fees on most children's material

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Library is bringing books, movies and other resources to the tips of your fingers online. For those eligible to take out books in West Fargo, you can now order an e–card online that gives you access to all online resources from home. You never have to go to the library! As a way…

Kids Show Off Their Pets and Stuffed Animals at Moorhead Library’s Pet Show

They got to pick a category for their pet to compete in

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Kids got to show off their pets, whether they were real or stuffed animals, at Moorhead Public Library’s annual pet show. Kids picked a category for their pet to compete in, and they ranged from most unusual or friendliest to hairiest and most colorful. In the end, everyone got a prize. Librarians say the pet show is one…

Therapy Dogs Helping Young Readers Gain Confidence in their Skills

By the end of each story, the kids are better readers than when they walked in

WEST FARGO, N.D. — When you’re young, speaking in front of a crowd or reading in a classroom can be intimidating. But KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how one local dog is helping kids get over that fear and become better readers. When reading a story, the tall tales are not always about the beginning, middle or end. It’s about…

“Share a Story” Literacy Event Cultivates a Lifelong Love for Reading

Kids could take home a free book and meet PBS character Daniel Tiger

FARGO, N.D. — Many children enjoyed the sunny day by learning about the wonders of reading. The Share a Story Family Literacy Event provided an opportunity for kids to pick up a book, play some fun games, and enjoy a nice day at Rheault Farm. Some kids even had the chance to meet Daniel Tiger, the main character of Daniel Tiger’s…

Kindergartners Learn from NDSU’s “Bug Man”

The Bug Man brought live bugs for the students to see

FARGO, N.D. — Kids at Eagle Elementary wrapped up a week learning about bugs with a visit from Don Carey, or NDSU’s “Bug Man.” Carey works at NDSU’s entomology department. He brought live bugs for the kids to see, like a centipede and tarantula. Kindergartners have been learning about a new bug every day of the week by making bug crafts…

Fargo Public Library Lets Babies Get Artsy

There were activities like mess-free painting and edible dough

FARGO, N.D. — Even babies are getting the chance to get creative at the Fargo Public Library’s “Artsy Babies” event. Different stations were set up so parents could interact with their baby through activities like mess–free painting, collages, and edible dough. Librarians wanted to create an event specifically for babies, since most events are more toddler–focused. Organizers say this can be…

Fargo Public Library Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

“Seusstastic Celebration” includes story time, games, and cake

FARGO, ND — Children at Main Library celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with story time, games, and crafts. Some people dressed up as characters from his stories. There was even a birthday cake dedicated to the famed author. Dr. Seuss’ official birthday is March 2, but children can celebrate throughout his birthday month. Organizers say they want children to become lifelong readers….