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books http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/518/all en Books in mailbox can inspire kids about reading http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407books-mailbox-can-inspire-kids-about-reading <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24592" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201407books-mailbox-can-inspire-kids-about-reading"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Megan at Mailbox CMYK.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Megan at Mailbox CMYK.jpg" title="Megan at Mailbox CMYK.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IMAGINATION LIBRARY IS a national program that ships carefully chosen books to children at no charge to them or their family. Here, Megan reaches into the mailbox to find her name on the new book of the month. Photo courtesy of Addison County Readers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Christy Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Imagine this: A child who is eager to explore, learn and grow is signed up for a program where every month he or she receives a package in the mail from a nice lady in Nashville containing a brand new book.</span></p> <p> For free.</p> <p> Impossible? Not quite.</p> <p> Imagination Library is the name of this very charity that country music legend Dolly Parton established back in 1996 to help foster a love for reading among young children in East Tennessee.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24593">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407books-mailbox-can-inspire-kids-about-reading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County books Children Reading Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:01:17 +0000 Zach Despart 24593 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Kids get free books for summer reading http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407kids-get-free-books-summer-reading <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24364" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201407kids-get-free-books-summer-reading"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Bridportbooks2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Bridportbooks2.jpg" title="Bridportbooks2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BRIDPORT ELEMENTARY STUDENTS browse the selection of free books made possible by Bonnie’s Book Foundation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Most children living in poverty do not have any books at home, a sobering statistic that makes these students more likely to struggle in school and drop out before graduation. In addition, many students in this rural county do not have easy access to a library during the summer months when school is not in session. Yet research shows that reading during the summer can counter the academic summer setback students often experience when they return to school in the fall.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24337">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407kids-get-free-books-summer-reading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport books Middlebury summer Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:57:21 +0000 Addison Independent 24337 at http://www.addisonindependent.com New book from local author a breath of inspiration http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105new-book-local-author-breath-inspiration <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7842" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201105new-book-local-author-breath-inspiration"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/ellenauthor.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ellenauthor.jpg" title="ellenauthor.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ELLEN MICHAUD JUST published her newest book &#039;Blessed: Living a Grateful Life.&#039; Independent Photo/Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> STARKSBORO &mdash; Starksboro author Ellen Michaud&rsquo;s new book, &ldquo;Blessed: Living a Grateful Life,&rdquo; has Addison County written all over it. Dripping with vibrant imagery and drawing from a wide range of local examples, &ldquo;Blessed&rdquo; is a call for women to rest their minds, open up their hearts, listen and realize the beautiful flow of spiritual light that runs throughout themselves and the world.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7825">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105new-book-local-author-breath-inspiration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro arts books Thu, 05 May 2011 18:00:23 +0000 Andrew Stein 7825 at http://www.addisonindependent.com