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Bosnia opens library to house ancient manuscripts - Boston.com

Bosnia opens library to house ancient manuscripts - Boston.com | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — During Bosnia's war and the siege of Sarajevo, residents moved a collection of ancient books and manuscripts to eight different locations to save them from destruction.
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LitWorld - An International Non-Profit Advocating for and Working Towards Global Literacy - Words Changing Worlds - World Read Aloud Day

LitWorld - An International Non-Profit Advocating for and Working Towards Global Literacy - Words Changing Worlds - World Read Aloud Day | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
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World read aloud day for 2014

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Science supports theory reading makes us better human beings

Science supports theory reading makes us better human beings | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Does reading fiction make you a better, less self-absorbed person?
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Norway Decided to Digitize All the Norwegian Books

Norway Decided to Digitize All the Norwegian Books | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Between this and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norsk people are set for the future.
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READ Act requires commitment by Colorado teachers, parents - Longmont Daily Times-Call

READ Act requires commitment by Colorado teachers, parents - Longmont Daily Times-Call | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
“READ Act requires commitment by Colorado teachers, parents Longmont Daily Times-Call The Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act uses specific assessments to identify students who have a "significant reading deficiency" and provide proven...”
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Schools promote pyjama parties to encourage children to read more - Express.co.uk

Schools promote pyjama parties to encourage children to read more - Express.co.uk | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
“Express.co.uk Schools promote pyjama parties to encourage children to read more Express.co.uk Headteacher Andrew Sewell, who runs both schools, said: “We had a scheme running whereby we gave children a certificate every time they read with their...”
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Australian Children's Laureate

Australian Children's Laureate | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The Australian Children�s Literature Alliance (ACLA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2008 to champion and promote the transformational power of reading in the lives of young Australians.
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Alternative Library offers books along with cooperative atmosphere | Dean Kahn | The Bellingham Herald

Alternative Library offers books along with cooperative atmosphere | Dean Kahn | The Bellingham Herald | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Cullen Beckhorn, the founder of Bellingham Alternative Library, was too busy learning things to bother with finishing college.
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The 7-Eleven library -- creative Fresno owners show they care | Education | FresnoBee.com

The 7-Eleven library -- creative Fresno owners show they care | Education | FresnoBee.com | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Central Fresno 7-Eleven owners Sushil Prakash and Josephine Kiran take giving back to their community up a notch -- the couple has created a library in a corner of their convenience store and reward young readers with Slurpees and hot chocolates.
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Out of Print, Maybe, but Not Out of Mind

Out of Print, Maybe, but Not Out of Mind | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Some features of physical books may be getting a second life online, but efforts to completely reimagine the core experience of the book have yet to catch on.
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Bowker: Number of Self-Published Titles Grows Nearly 60% in 2012 | Digital Book World

Bowker: Number of Self-Published Titles Grows Nearly 60% in 2012 | Digital Book World | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Self-publishing became ever more popular for aspiring authors in 2012, according to new data from Bowker. The number of ISBNs purchased (ISBN is a number
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E-books are changing reading habits

E-books are changing reading habits | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
It also has altered the way people find books, since they don't walk around the bookstore as often.
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E-books surge as devices multiply —  but print holds fast - NBC News.com

E-books surge as devices multiply —  but print holds fast - NBC News.com | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
E-books are more popular than ever, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center — but print books still reign supreme, even among...
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The Book Thief reveals Australian connection

The Book Thief reveals Australian connection | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The Book Thief is an international best-selling book turned in to a major Hollywood film but few people know that its author is the Australian son of post-war immigrants.
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Reading a novel triggers lasting changes in the brain

Reading a novel triggers lasting changes in the brain | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
If you have ever felt that reading a novel transforms your mind, you are in agreement with neuroscientists from Emory University, who show that reading a book changes the brain.
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E-Reading App Crossover: Marvin Now Lets You Read Books In Your Readmill ... - AppAdvice

E-Reading App Crossover: Marvin Now Lets You Read Books In Your Readmill ... - AppAdvice | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
“E-Reading App Crossover: Marvin Now Lets You Read Books In Your Readmill ...”
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National Simultaneous Storytime | Australian Library and Information Association

National Simultaneous Storytime | Australian Library and Information Association | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
National Simultaneous Storytime National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books.
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8% of Librarians Believe Printed Word Will Be ‘Obsolete’ by 2050 | CNS News

8% of Librarians Believe Printed Word Will Be ‘Obsolete’ by 2050 | CNS News | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
   
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Young adult readers 'prefer printed to ebooks'

Young adult readers 'prefer printed to ebooks' | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Survey finds that 62% of 16 to 24-year-olds prefer traditional books over their digital equivalents
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Technology no substitute for reading time: Mem Fox

Technology no substitute for reading time: Mem Fox | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Leading children's author Mem Fox finds it ''heartbreaking'' to see small children left alone with smartphones and tablets to entertain themselves.
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Review of ‘Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes in Between’

Review of ‘Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes in Between’ | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
I’ve had this post waiting in the wings for a long time now. I just wanted to put it up at the right time for someone. Not that it will help. Nothing does when a loved one dies. Except time and bein
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The Great Library at Alexandria was destroyed by budget cuts, not fire

The Great Library at Alexandria was destroyed by budget cuts, not fire | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
One of the great tragedies of ancient history, memorialized in myths and Hollywood film, is the burning of the great library at Alexandria. But the reality of the Library's end was actually a lot less pyrotechnic than that.
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