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2014-05-28 12:21:14

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration starts now for a shared summer reading program that will reach military families on bases around the globe. Readers of all ages can dig into a menagerie of book choices around the theme "Paws to Read." Most summer reading programs will run six-eight weeks with open enrollment during the summer. Activities will range by location and include everything from nature programs to K-9 demonstrations. "Last summer we set a new...

2011-06-06 08:45:00

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Programming kicks off this month for a global summer reading initiative that will reach families in all branches of the military. More than 250 base libraries will join a "quest" to thwart summer boredom with free activities, prizes and a wide range of reading choices for all ages around the theme "A Midsummer Knight's Read." Most programs will run eight weeks with open enrollment during the summer. Activities will range by location and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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