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Royal Oak Bicyclist’s Little Library Castle Only Part of the Story

September 17th 2019

…that now means long bicycle rides 2-3 days a week pulling around a castle full of books.

Experience in Serbia Inspired Oakland Literacy Council Volunteer to Help Others Learn English

April 15th 2019

Experience in Serbia Inspired Oakland Literacy Council Volunteer to Help Others Learn English (Oakland Literacy Council, April 15, 2019) Check out our “Get Involved Guide” for more stories about local organizations. Thank you to Bosco Lounge for sponsoring this series.  Want to contribute a write up of a group you care about?  Message editor@oc115.com with […]

White Castle Donation Helps towards Ferndale Literacy Project

May 7th 2018

White Castle Donation Helps towards Ferndale Literacy Project (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 6, 2018) Ferndale, MI – “When I was a kid, a group of us boys would take the bus up from Highland Park just to get sliders for twelve cents.  We’d come get sliders and take the bus back home. This White Castle […]

Hazel Park Walk or Crawl for Literacy May 6

March 21st 2018

Hazel Park Walk or Crawl for Literacy May 6 Hazel Park, MI – Support Hazel Park Literacy Project …Mabel Gray, Cellarmans, Kozy Lounge, JoeBar and Loui”s Pizza are all coming together to support Hazel Park Literacy Project. Walk or drive to each location for some great food. Come join us for a fun ‘strolling or […]

Ferndale Literacy Project Growing into Second Year, Seeking Volunteers and Support

October 3rd 2017

Ferndale Literacy Project Growing into Second Year, Seeking Volunteers and Support The Detroit Regional Chamber estimated that only 44 percent of third grade students in southeast Michigan were reading at grade level last year. Literacy in Metro Detroit has been alarming industry leaders for a number of years now. When the Detroit Regional Chamber – […]

Guest View by Jack Aronson: “Ferndale Read to Succeed”

May 12th 2017

Guest View by Jack Aronson: “Ferndale Read to Succeed” (Guest View by Jack Aronson, May 13, 2017) Ferndale, MI – What must the world look like to our youth that can’t read?  Would it be in technicolor with hope and success as its main theme, or grey tones with no hope of using their potential […]

Oakland Literacy Council Makes Training Easier for Volunteers

October 14th 2016

Oakland Literacy Council Makes Training Easier for Volunteers (Oakland Literacy Council, Oct. 15, 2016) Bloomfield Hills, MI – The Oakland Literacy Council has now made it easier than ever to help adults improve their English skills.  The Council provides free one-on-one tutoring for adults seeking better job skills, a high school credential, citizenship, or helping […]

Donor Gives $1,000 to Build Early Reader Collection at Berkley Library

February 5th 2016

Donor Gives $1,000 to Build Early Reader Collection at Berkley Library (Berkley Library Press Release, Feb. 5, 2016) Berkley, MI – The Friends of the Berkley Public Library partnered with an anonymous donor to purchase $1,000 worth of early reader books for the library’s collection. With the generous donation, over 100 new items were purchased […]

Reading Day at Roosevelt

April 1st 2012

“I love doing this. It’s one of my favorite things I get to do as an elected official. I don’t have any children but I love seeing their bright little minds at work,” Covey said.

Other readers included Superintendent Gary Meier, Rachael Hunter from WYCD radio, Children’s Librarian Joe Miller, Police Chief Timothy Collins and various school administrators and school board members.