Libraries are essential, and the research proves it. We know from a recent longitudinal study from The Institute of Education at the University of London that "reading for pleasure was found to be more important for children's cognitive development between ages 10 and 16 than their parents' level of education. The combined effect on children's progress of reading books often, going to the library regularly and reading newspapers at 16 was four times greater than the advantage children gained from having a parent with a degree." In 2013, the library forecast 10,081,000 print and electronic items would be used by library cardholders - a tremendous investment in reading and learning across all age groups.
Online e-books replace heavy school textbooks azcentral.com Online e-books replace heavy school textbooks. School districts write their own online science textbooks for class, saving money while making studying more flexible.
There's a lot riding on Divergent, which comes out this Friday. Studios are hoping it'll show there are still audiences for young-adult films other than Hunger Games, after the dismal performance of several other films. But also, says the Wall Street Journal, there's hope it'll rescue the struggling young-adult book market.
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