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Cecil Elementary wins third library reading award

The Enoch Pratt Free Library awarded its Director's Cup trophy last week for the city school with the highest participation in its "Catch the Reading Wave" summer reading program, and the winner was Cecil Elementary School -- again and again.

While Cecil was winning for the third straight year, runners-up were Highlandtown, Eutaw-Marshburn, Harford Heights and Thomas G. Hayes elementaries.

Nearly 12,000 children signed up for the nine-week program at libraries, PAL and recreation centers, and SuperKids camp sites (a 25 percent increase over 1998), and read 114,643 books (nearly double last year's number).

Bell Atlantic donates supplies to three schools

Bell Atlantic-Maryland donated 50 boxes of paper, envelopes, binders, file folders, index sheets, pencils and rulers to three Baltimore schools Wednesday.

The donation, about $5,000 in supplies, was given to City Springs and Gilmor elementaries and Hamilton Middle School.

Company employees do volunteer reading in the two elementary schools and have had a long-term relationship with Hamilton.

St. Edward's church gets computer equipment gift

St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church in West Baltimore has received a $4,000 donation of computer equipment from Senior Campus Living to open a computer literacy center.

The literacy center will provide technological access for children and adults in the low-income neighborhood surrounding the church at Poplar Grove Street and Lafayette Avenue.


Learning disabilities focus of Web site, toll-free help line

Parents and teachers who want to learn how to recognize learning disabilities and help children who have them can find help by telephone and through the Internet.

The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities and the Advertising Council have a toll-free help line and an Internet Web site to educate people about learning disabilities.

Information: 888-GR8-MIND, or Web site at

Pub Date: 9/26/99

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