Michael Barrett

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The Smithsonian goes “Reading Under the Stars”

Michael Barrett April 28th, 2014

Remember reading The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler and how desperately you wanted to live in a museum?

Well, kids in Washington, D.C. had a...

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Earth Day: Read, Reuse and Recycle

Michael Barrett April 22nd, 2014

Happy Earth Day, everyone.

Today is a perfect opportunity for parents, teachers and other role models to show how kids can make every day Earth Day through green...

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National stress awareness day: Book de-stressors

Michael Barrett April 16th, 2014

Today is National Stress Awareness Day. What is your “go-to” for relieving the tension in your life? Our OOM team all agree that a good book is great way to remove...

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In Our Feeds: Storybook ball gown, novel recipes and grammar blunders

Michael Barrett April 11th, 2014

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

Spring cleaning woes: Tackling your book collection

Michael Barrett March 18th, 2014

One of the biggest challenges we bibliophiles face is cleaning out our bookshelves during "spring cleaning." We take pride in our personal libraries; however, we need to...

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In Our Feeds: Sarah Jessica Parker, a treehouse library and font history 101

Michael Barrett March 14th, 2014

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

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Happy 25th birthday, Reach Out and Read!

Michael Barrett March 7th, 2014

Reach Out and Read, a non-profit organization that helps implement early-childhood literacy awareness during a child’s regular office visits, celebrates 25 years this...

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Library lovers month: 3 reasons to celebrate

Michael Barrett February 12th, 2014

Book nerds, rejoice!

It’s “Library Lovers’ Month.”

Sure, this week is full of cupids, romantic cards and candy, but it’s time to send a big ol’ Valentine to...

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It takes a village: Teachers that inspire Olympians

Michael Barrett February 4th, 2014

Every child has dreams; however, it’s the supportive adults in their lives that help turn those dreams into reality.

Teachers are and will be some of the most...

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Who is your literary dream date?

Michael Barrett January 29th, 2014

I know it’s some time until Valentine’s Day, but why not grab a book featuring your favorite dream date to prep for the day infamous for its red hearts, Cupid and secret...

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