Students regress about a month during summer break. But for children from low-income families, it can be even more, especially when it comes to reading growth. And over time, this phenomenon snowballs.
As soon as I drew up summer reading lists with point systems and rewards, my 7-year-old was curled up with the dog on the couch reading Amulet (10 points) and her sister was asking why the library has to be closed on the Fourth of July.
World fairs are the cutting edge of where ideas that have become material are showcased. These exhibitions present to the world the future innovations that are going to affect and shape the lives of the participants.
What Maricopa County librarians heard was that 85 percent of customers arrive at the library with no particular title in mind. They want to browse. Trouble is, the Dewey Decimal System doesn't make browsing that easy.