LA County libraries go fine-free for their younger readers

Jan 8, 2018
Officials say when young readers rack up fines, the likelihood they'll use their card again, or return to the library, diminishes.
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Manufacturing is alive and well in Reading, Pennsylvania

Feb 7, 2017
Employers and educators join forces to build a new pipeline of skilled workers.
Benjamin Eckenrode, 18, is taking advanced manufacturing courses at Reading Area Community College while still in high school.
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Can tablets really help kids learn to read?

Sep 1, 2014
Author and parent Jason Boog talks about his book, "Born Reading."

Goldfish have longer attention spans than Americans, and the publishing industry knows it

Feb 11, 2014
Book publishers are taking a page from Netflix's binge-watching-centric business model

Fighting dyslexia with shrinking screens

Aug 21, 2013
It turns out that reading on a computer screen -- even a tiny one -- might actually help people with dyslexia improve speed and focus.

New law in China gives new meaning to 'required reading'

Aug 12, 2013
New research shows Chinese people are reading books at a low rate -- less than half as many as Americans. Policy makers there are reportedly considering new legislation to change that.

Books for your summer reading list

Aug 9, 2013
Our friends in finance share some of their favorite books for your summer reading list.

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