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Children's Literacy and Reading News Roundup: End of July Edition

JkrROUNDUP The end of July Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup [a few days late ;-)] is now available at Rasco from RIF. The roundups are brought to you each month by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, The Family Bookshelf, and Rasco from RIF. Over the month of July, Carol Rasco, Terry Doherty, and I have collected content for you about literacy & reading-related events; literacy and reading programs and research; and suggestions for growing bookworms.

Carol managed to pull everything together this month, despite her important family event. (Do click through for a beautiful photo of her new baby bookworm grandson, Charlie, with his older brother). In other news, I was happy to learn about "the New York Public Library’s “reading-for-fines” program? Pretty innovative and a way to bring more children back into the library, children who currently have fines their families can’t perhaps pay."

Carol also highlights several programs helping kids affected by recent storms in Mississippi and Missouri to prepare for school (including one help by RIF and the United Way). She takes a look forward at some September and October events, and closes with some suggestions for growing bookworms, and a video with some "mental relief" for all. Do click through and check out the whole thing. I'll be back next week with the mid-August literacy roundup. But I did want to share one other time-sensitive tidbit now. Reach Out and Read CEO Earl Martin Phalen  is going to be featured on MSNBC this coming Thursday, August 11, at 2 pm EST.  He will be on “NewsNation” with Tamron Hall, talking about Reach Out and Read during a segment on Education in the Community. We love Reach Out and Read, and hope that you'll check it out.

Thanks for reading, and for caring about children's literacy!