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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...


With summer almost here, and parents working hard to find a plan for their children to spend the next three months, we must consider how these children will continue to learn and not lose the knowledge they have gained the previous nine months in...


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...