Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, which sends children’s books to the International Space Station. While in space, astronauts record themselves on video reading these books to the children of Earth and share them on the Story Time from Space website.
Do you like audio books? If you have a library card with Fort Vancouver Regional Library, you can check out audio books for free and listen to them at home on your device. Visit libbyapp.com and have your library card number ready. You can link the app with your card and even place audio books [...]
Feeling stressed? Read a book! Multiple studies have shown that reading can boost your mental health. Books make your stress go down by reducing your heart rate, easing muscle tension, and providing an escape. Storytelling improves feelings of connectedness, and novels may help to increase our empathy for others. If adulting makes you anxious, read [...]
In Austin Kleon’s book Keep Going, he advises readers to “read old books…almost every problem you have has probably been written about by some other human living hundreds if not thousands of years before you.” If you’re feeling alone or blue about current affairs, getting to know an author from long ago can help you [...]
School is a place to learn to read and also to read to learn. Students begin learning letters and sounds and by the time they are through the primary grades they are reading longer passages and beginning to understand that reading is a skill they will need in all subject areas. Sometimes students begin to [...]
by Traci Chun | Teacher Librarian | Skyview High School You may have heard the term “Future Ready” or thought about what schools are doing to help support students for future careers and industries. Future Ready Schools is a national effort to provide students with digital learning opportunities and help move school districts toward preparing [...]
Connect FVRL, a partnership with Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, provides digital access to eBooks and resources for students in Vancouver Public Schools for reading and research. Students in grades nine through 12 at all VPS high schools and students in grades six through 12 at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver iTech [...]