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JK Rowling releases new children's book

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is working on a new book project and is hoping her young readers will help her finish it. It's called ‘The Ickabog’ and you can read it for free on the ickabog.com. The book will…

Connecting the community through literacy

Mississippi students and their families are participating in a statewide community literacy campaign called ‘Mississippi Reads One Book.’ Getting kids excited about reading is the goal of the ‘Mississippi Reads One Book’ literacy campaign. For the month of October, kids…

Gulfport recognized for educational progress

The Gulfport learning community was recently recognized for growth in the area of early school success. The Pacesetter Honors from the ‘Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’ recognizes the progress made in the area, especially in terms of literacy. United Way of…

Summer Reading Programs in Gulfport

A quarter of third graders in Mississippi failed their reading tests. Over the summer, it’s time to hit the books with a purpose! Nonprofit organizations are teaming up with the Gulfport Public Library to encourage students with incentives to read…

Little Free Library opens at Crossroads Elementary

It was an exciting day for book lovers at Crossroads Elementary in Gulfport as they officially opened their brand new Little Free Library. High school carpentry students from around Harrison County came together with the Rotary Club of Gulfport-Orange Grove…

28th Street Elementary students celebrate ‘Read Across America Day’

Students at 28th Street Elementary School in Gulfport welcomed some special guests to help them celebrate ‘National Read Across America Day.’ The Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport invited elected officials and community leaders to read to each of the school’s kindergarten…

National Read Across America Week

This week is ‘National Read Across America’ Week and Harrison Central Elementary is celebrating with different themed activities every day. Today more than 30 students from West Harrison High School visited the elementary school to talk and read to the…

Student wins bike from the Bannister Foundation

For years, the Bannister Foundation has surprised students in Gulfport with gifts and rewards for their hard work in school. Following months of hard work, students at Central Elementary let out a loud ‘thank you’ after they all got the…

Harry Potter birthday celebration at Long Beach Public Library

Next week is someone we all know and love’s birthday. The wizard who has been capturing children’s hearts through reading for many years: Harry Potter. The Long Beach Public Library hosted a birthday celebration in honor of Harry Potter’s wizardry.…

Long Beach Public Library ‘Libraries Rock’ program

School’s out, but the Long Beach Public Library encourages children to learn and be creative with their Libraries Rock program. The library combines music and reading activities to keep students reading over the summer. This summer program makes sure kids…

National Library Week

Now is the perfect time to dive into a good book as libraries across America celebrate National Library Week. Since 1958, the goal of the week has been to draw the attention of children away from T.V. and radio and…

Rotary Club donates Little Free Library

Today, the Rotary Club of Gulfport-Orange Grove dedicated its third Little Free Library to River Oaks Elementary in Gulfport. The wooden box standing outside the school allows students to pick up a book from the box or drop off books…

Read across America Day

Green eggs and ham, Cindy Lou, just part of the make believe world penned by the great Dr. Seuss. Every year in March, schools far and wide have a week long reading celebration to honor his life. News 25’s Toni…