Latest Summer reading programs Stories

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...

2010-06-14 19:19:00

ISSAQUAH, Wash., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Put aside those nostalgic images of those lazy summer days when kids can just play outside or go fishin' in the local pond. It hasn't been that way for a long time, but somehow that's the sort of summer many of us envision for our kids. Then we wake up and realize that we need to structure their summers and find interesting, informative and affordable things for them to do...in addition to all our regular tasks. That's when savvy parents turn to...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.