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Usher Joins Scholastic’s Launch of Open a World of Possible Reading Campaign [Video]

Grammy Award-winning singer and entertainer Usher is working with children's books publisher Scholastic in launching its Open a World of Possible initiative to help elevate the importance and joy of reading for children.

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Baby Reacts to a Book (VIDEO)

Have you seen this video yet?  It is way too cute.  I'm pretty sure nine-month old Jack can't read yet, but that doesn't stop him from enjoying a good book.    Enjoy!

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Survey: Americans Who Read Books Are Dying Breed [Poll]

Here’s something worth reading.

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Heartside Gallery & Studio Celebrating Successful Book Project in September

I recently wrote a blog regarding the Kickstarter campaign to help the Heartside Gallery & Studio fund a 20th Anniversary book project.  Well, the campaign was successful, and now Heartside Gallery & Studio is celebrating with a book release party on Friday, September 13. People who helped fund the campaign can pick up their books at the party, and extra copies will be available for purchase to the public.

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KDL’s Book Bash Coming in April, 2013

Hey book lovers everywhere.....raise your hand if you love the Kent District Library's summer reading program.

And then, keep it up if you would like to help them raise much-needed dollars to keep this program strong and growing, because they are planning their first Book Bash and they need your help.

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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Author Coming to Grand Rapids

How would you like to meet author Jeff Kinney?

Sounds like fun, doesn't it.

Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The 3rd Wheel will be at the Schuler Book store on 28th Street, next Monday, November 19th from 2 to 3 p.m. for a book signing.

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Now You Can SEE Your Favorite Literary Characters

I found a really interesting web site for all you literature fans.

As we read our favorite books, the writer usually describes the characters in exquisite detail.  We, then, create in our minds what they look like, right?

How you you like to actually see them?

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Teddy Bears Need a Little Love, Too

The Kent District Library's want your Teddy Bear to be as happy, and as healthy, as you are, so their holding their annual Teddy Bear Clinic.

Kids will have the opportunity to become little doctors and nurses at several KDL branches this winter.

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Google Books is Not Dead Yet

Having the sum total of human knowledge at your fingertips is great.

When I was a kid, we had to pore through the limited resources of the school and public libraries, and any books and magazines owned by people who would let us borrow them

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