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Take A #LiteracySelfie To Mark International Literacy Day — And Tag A Friend

How can a book lover mark September 8—International Literacy Day? Here's a notion from the Literacy Cooperative of Cleveland, which has teamed up with the Cuyahoga County Public Library and Cleveland Public Library, to enlist social media's stickiness in the cause: Just snap a picture of yourself with a book you’re enjoying and post it on all your channels---Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #literacyselfie. Along with the visuals, organizers hope you will chat about the book itself and its appeal. Cleveland State University President Ron Berkman and WKYC News Anchor Russ Mitchell will be sharing selfies, as will other high-profile Clevelanders. Cleveland could use the boost: Most incoming kindergartners are unprepared for school, and a quarter of residents older... Read More →

Can Reading For Fun Go Viral?

A quiet crisis in literacy has hold of Cleveland, Ohio. A staggering 80 percent of incoming kindergartners are unprepared for school. Twenty-five percent of residents over 25 lack a high school diploma. A full 40 percent of third graders are not reading at grade level.  "When we're out and we're talking about these numbers, people's jaws drop," said Robert Paponetti, executive director of the Literacy Cooperative, a small Cleveland nonprofit working to improve literacy.  "We really needed to have an answer when people asked, 'What can I do to help?'"  Here, a dad reads to his newborn as part of the #CLELiteracy social media campaign The Cooperative's top 10 list is a start. Released last month, it is an accessible call to action for Northeast Ohioans to commit to improving... Read More →
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