I have never met a library I didn’t like, and I suspect I never will. If you are not a library patron, please read on, as you will be surprised by what I have to share.
Did you know the Oakland Library in California maintains a “tool lending library” of 3500 tools to lend to the community? Or there are over 150 libraries around the world where you can sign out humans, as a living book, to listen to their stories? Or public libraries act as the number one provider of internet usage for families without internet access at home, work or school?Read More
Yes, this retired schoolteacher and fledgling journalist learned quite a bit recently while in the process of writing this, the fourth Stone Soup Literacy column. The most important lesson I learned is that there always are multiple perspectives on a topic...Read More
Being a fan of music from the ‘60’s and 70’s, America was one of my favorite bands. Many of you may be familiar with their songs “Horse With No Name,” or “Ventura Highway.” “Tin Man” was my favorite then and has continued to resonate with me for over 40 years. Actually, it wasn’t the song in total, but rather one line...Read More
When I taught biology at Lock Haven High School and at Central Mountain High School, I would ask students to make a list of what the human body needed to survive. Their lists did include the correct essentials – water, food and air containing oxygen, but being teenagers, they would also...Read More
Do you remember being read aloud to? When was the last time you read aloud to someone?Read More
Area educator Kathy Gephart has a mission: To promote literacy so to help uplift children and their parents.Read More