Volunteers work with students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Program still needs about 300 new coaches for fall.
Says one: “I felt happy for myself, but also for the others.”
Coyote Trail Elementary School in the Marana Unified School District is hosting a free five-week summer reading program.
The Sunnyside Unified School District is offering free breakfast and lunch over the summer to all children 18 years old and younger.
Former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman stopped by the Tucson Unified School District on Tuesday with a gift for TUSD kindergartners.
Miles Exploratory Learning Center Teacher Patty Mitchell got quite the surprise Wednesday: A $1,500 check and recognition from her school community.
Summer reading program features digital books
Thousands of digital books are now available to Arizona children ages 3 and up as part of an effort to improve literacy.
The Sunnyside Unified School District is kicking off a new campaign for fourth- and fifth-graders that blends literacy and technology.
Flowing Wells Junior High School students blended their passion for art and literature by creating a mural for the school library.
If you've got beginning readers or kids who are struggling with reading, there's a Pima County Public Library session that can help.
"Is something on my head?" "There is a bird on my head?" To a kid, it's a laugh-out-loud silly story by Mo Willems. To a Reading Seed coach, it's way more.
Representatives of the Tucson Festival of Books will present a $200,000 check today to the University of Arizona and two other literacy organizations at an international celebration of literacy.
The library of your near future will have more digital books, more meeting spaces and a bigger role in promoting literacy in both books and technology. The library's new four-year strategic plan paints a picture of how libraries are changing.
Levi Walton, 18, looks at a book at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library downtown, where he stops in almost every day, he said.
Patricia Valenzuela, a regular patron, goes online at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Computer access and digital resources, such as e-books, will increasingly become a focus of the library system.
Children can snag free books in Spanish and backpacks this weekend at the Bilingual Literacy Fair.
Kindergartner Angel Leon, center, danced to music with his "Water Safety" booklet during the interactive assembly at the school.
As 11-year-old Kevin Ray stood in front of 500 of his classmates, he couldn't have been prouder to proclaim what his "it" factor was.