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Want to be a star for Roanoke kids?

The Star City Readers volunteer program is expanding into two schools for the upcoming school year, and we’re looking for volunteers to help us out!  If you want to spend about an hour a month helping kids learn to read, please contact us at 540-853-2955.  

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Ready Rosie & Week of the Young Child!

April 10-16 is Week of the Young Child! To celebrate, Ready Rosie has created a playlist of some awesome videos. Watch them this week, then recreate the interactions with your children!

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April 16: Star City Reads Fair at Lansdowne Park!

  Join us on April 16th for the Star City Reads Fair! Attend a free RPDReads storytime, get some free books, receive a free Ages & Stages screening for your child, and sign up for CHIP’s services!

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WSLS Coverage of our 2015 All-Around Pacsetter Award

Many thanks to WSLS for their wonderful coverage of our receipt of the 2015 Pacesetter Award!    

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We’re 2015 Pacesetters!

Roanoke, VA – Roanoke’s Star City Reads Program has been named a recipient of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s 2015 All-Around Pacesetter Award. This award is given to the communities making the most measurable progress in eliminating barriers faced by children as they work toward reading proficiency. A total of 38 communities throughout the United

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Over $500 Raised!

Over $500 has been raised for Books on Buses by the Roanoke Natural Food Co-Op’s GiveUp program! let’s see if we can get to $800 by the end of the month! To participate, simply shop at the Co-Op and round the price of your purchase up to the nearest dollar! The change goes to Star

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Feed and Read at the Main library

See pictures here!

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Books on Buses launches

Check out the pictures here!

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Med Express Kidz Day

Star City Reads was proud to participate in this year’s Kidz Day celebration!  

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Roanoke is a pacesetter community in early reading work!

http://gradelevelreading.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Pacesetter-2015-release-community-final.pdf

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When it comes to early learning, preschool isn’t enough

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/12/when-it-comes-to-early-learning-preschool-isnt-enough/383665/

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Common Core Reading

http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/11/11/356357971/common-core-reading-the-new-colossus

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Should you read aloud to kids? Pediatricians think so.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/us/pediatrics-group-to-recommend-reading-aloud-to-children-from-birth.html?emc=edit_th_20140624&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=68053303&_r=1

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Why read at home?

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Dr. Seuss facts

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