Reading

Boy doing homework
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Justin Udo
September 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
A reading program in Philadelphia is expanding and looking for help, as it works to cut down on the city's illiteracy problem.
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, a giant Smokey Bear statue greets children at the Fire Department Open House at Fire Station One in Kinston, N.C.
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August 08, 2019 - 12:15 pm
CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — Smokey Bear, the icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S., is set to turn 75. Birthday parties are scheduled to take place this week in honor of the bear that promotes forest fire prevention. The decision to use the Smokey Bear character happened on Aug...
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Free books are available to SEPTA passengers.
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Mike DeNardo
July 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA riders now have the opportunity to grab free books to read during their commutes. Barbara Nolan knew that London and New York offered free books to their transit riders. It got her thinking, and she approached SEPTA. "It's an excellent way to pass the time when...
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LGBTQ pride flag
Jim Melwert
July 17, 2019 - 1:15 pm
READING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Residents are planning protests after the mayor of Reading decided at the last minute that the rainbow flag that represents the LGBTQ community could not fly over City Hall during this week's Pride celebration. The flag was going to fly over Reading City Hall from...
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A wounded marine veteran from Reading was in for a big treat Saturday night at country music duo Florida Georgia Line's concert in Camden. Chris Kaag will be taking on new adventures  thanks to the country duo, the Independence Fund.
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Antionette Lee
July 14, 2019 - 2:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A wounded Marine veteran from Reading, Pennsylvania was in for a big treat Saturday night at country music duo Florida Georgia Line's concert in Camden. Chris Kaag will be taking on new adventures and some newfound freedom thanks to the country duo and the...
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Oct 2, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) acknowledges the crow as part of pre game ceremonies in his honor prior to a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.
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Mark Abrams
June 20, 2019 - 5:58 pm
READING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A man named by authorities in the Dominican Republic as an alleged co-conspirator in the shooting of retired Boston Red Sox all-star David Ortiz may be hiding out in Reading, Pennsylvania. Reading’s Deputy Police Chief Osborne Robinson III said 31-year-old Luis...
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Justin Udo
June 11, 2019 - 7:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Banning books is nothing new, but a recent study shows one genre is targeted more than others. LGBTQ books make up more than half of the 11 most banned books in the United States, according to the American Library Association. "I think it's a type of bigotry and...
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Students at eight South Jersey schools are getting free books Friday thanks to a nonprofit that collects donations from the "haves" to benefit the "have nots."
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Mike DeNardo
June 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students at eight South Jersey schools are getting free books Friday thanks to a nonprofit that collects donations from the "haves" to benefit the "have nots." It's book fair day for eight elementary schools in the Camden, Lindenwold, Vineland and Glassboro school...
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Elliot Weinbaum
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Mike DeNardo
June 03, 2019 - 12:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kids, of course, have access to their class textbooks and school library, but with the launch of a project in 10 Philly schools, kindergarten through third-graders have been able to pick out books they're truly interested in — and keep it in their personal home...
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 Jordan Grabelle, 14, has spent half of her life promoting literacy.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
February 19, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jordan Grabelle, 14, has spent half of her life promoting literacy. It all began at age 7, when she volunteered for her sister Alexa's effort, called Bag of Books. Over the years, as Jordan helped distribute books, she noticed a problem among younger kids in at-risk...
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