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GWR YMCA

Many children who struggle with reading are also not big fans of reading. One way to help your child improve their reading skills is to help them to figure out WHAT he/she likes to read and WHY she/he might want to read. Here are some ideas that...

GWR YMCA

It is a little-known fact that the Gateway Region YMCA is in the midst of a love affair...with books!  Our annual Book Fair, from August 17-21 at Queeny Park is among the biggest book resales in the entire Midwest.

Rebecca Pate

Reading, you either love it or hate it. Some of us will take any and every opportunity to snag a few minutes of reading time; at the doctor’s office, during an oil change, those precious few minutes we get at lunchtime. Other people haven’t...

GWR YMCA

During the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, volunteers gather to help children enjoy reading. This event takes place in celebration of the treasured children’s author, Dr. Seuss, on his birthday. His rhyming style helps...

GWR YMCA

Can you name some of your favorite African-American children's book authors? We’ve compiled a list of a few of our favs!