Get your personal finances in-line this week. Here’s a tool which can help – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Download it for free from our Zinio eMagazine collection.
Parents, it’s up to you, not schools, to find books to get your kids reading. Here’s how James Patterson and his wife got their son to read:
This can often be as easy as teaching children to ride a two-wheeler or to throw a baseball. Case in point: When our son, Jack, was 8, he wasn’t a gung-ho reader. Now, I’m sure my wife, Sue, and I have made a half-million mistakes raising Jack, but during that eighth summer of our stewardship, we did something right: We told him he didn’t have to mow the lawn (hooray!), but he was going to read every day (boo).
Where do you find books your kids will gobble up?
ReadKiddoRead.com, GuysRead.com, and Oprah.com’s Kids Reading List are excellent resources, and they’re simpler to use than an iPhone. The American Library Association and the Young Adult Library Services Association have recommendations for terrific books, easily found by searching “ALA reading lists.” DropEverythingandRead.com has a “Favorite D.E.A.R. Books” tab on its home page.
Don’t forget our eMedia Catalog has eBooks for kids and teens. Reading on an iPad or eReader may be just the spark your child needs to get reading.
Doing homework in your pajamas? Need information? Visit our online reference department – Gale Virtual Reference Library and get the information you need. As a bonus we added search boxes for all the other information resources. What’s cool? Search in one of the widgets, and you get information from the resource and as an added bonus information on the subject from our other resources. Don’t have a library card from LVCCLD? Then download our app – Access My Library - available for Apple and Android devices and select one of our libraries as your ‘home library’. (You have to be within 10 miles of one of our libraries). Once bookmarked you will have access anywhere.
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