Reading

Photo by Amber Filbeck.
Stinson Memorial Library in Anna concluded its annual summer reading program on Wednesday, July 26, with a finale party for young people who participated in the program and their families. The “Build a Better World” themed program ended with a bouncy castle, hot dogs, building activities and a...
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Jonesboro Public Library hosted a story hour on Tuesday, July 18. Caroline Hansen read “Olivia Forms a Band” and other books to children who attended the story hour program. The library’s next and final story hour for the summer is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m.
Chris Egelston, the “Reading Magician,” plans to present his “Readers are Winners” show at the Jonesboro Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. Egelston uses magic, comedy and audience participation to teach children about the fun and importance of reading. He encourages them to read both to...
Photo by Amber Filbeck.
Stinson Memorial Library in Anna is hosting its annual summer reading program for children of preschool age through the 8th grade. The theme this year is “Build a Better World.” Stinson’s children’s librarian, Beth Sisler, read “Big Bear Hug,” a book about caring for trees, during the preschool and...
Southern Illinois Reading Council short story winners from Union County included, from left, Tyer Cunningham, Victoria Perez, Evelyn Eddings, Jaley Watkins and Anna Hess. Photo provided.
Five students in Anna and Jonesboro were recently recognized at the Southern Illinois Reading Council’s Short Story Spring Celebration. The celebration was held earlier this spring at the Carbondale Civic Center in Carbondale. Schools from the 15 southermost counties in Illinois were invited to...
“Build a Better World” is the theme for the 2017 summer reading program at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. The program is scheduled to begin June 14 and continues with weekly activities through July 20. Registration for the program is underway through June 9 at the library.  Registration also is...
“Build a Better World” is the theme for the 2017 summer reading program at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. The program is scheduled to begin June 14 and continues with weekly activities through July 20. Registration for the program is underway through June 9 at the library.  Registration also is...
Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat recently visited Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms in celebration of the famed children’s author’s birthday on March 2. Photo provided.
Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat recently visited Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms in celebration of the famed children’s author’s birthday on March 2. Photo provided.
Shawnee Community College’s Future Teacher Organization, FTO, sponsored a Saints Read Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 25, to honor elementary school students who participated in the literacy program for the current school year. Shawnee Community College photo.
Shawnee Community College’s Future Teacher Organization, FTO, sponsored a Saints Read Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 25, to honor elementary school students who participated in the literacy program for the current school year. Nearly 60 elementary students, ages kindergarten through 6th grade,...
The students at Lincoln School in Anna celebrated Dr. Seuss Week Feb. 27 through March 3 with Seuss’ books and fun activities. On Wednesday, March 2, a birthday party was hosted for Dr. Seuss at the school. Anna School District 37 principal Mark Laster read aloud Seuss’ book “Happy Birthday to You...

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