Research in reading to be discussed at...


Research in reading to be discussed at Cockeysville library

COCKEYSVILLE - A presentation and discussion on recent research in reading and education will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Baltimore County Public Library's Cockeysville branch, 9833 Greenside Drive.

Lea Jones, who has a master's degree in special education from the University of Oregon, will lead the discussion on predicting, preventing and fixing reading difficulties in youths. Jones also will address Baltimore County's reading program and parent advocacy.

Parents and teachers are encouraged to attend the free session. Information: 410-329-3844 or e-mail

Library trains volunteers for early-reading program

TOWSON - Baltimore County Public Library is training its first batch of 30 volunteers to work with parents and caregivers in its "Baby Boosters" reading readiness program, which is meant to provide preschoolers with a head start on reading and an introduction to the library.

Volunteers will be assigned to library branches to pass out information, read to children, and meet with parents and caregivers through the program, which is being funded with a $59,000 federal grant.

Information sessions on "Baby Boosters" will be at five library branches: Arbutus, Wednesday; White Marsh, Jan. 16; Randallstown, Jan. 23; Cockeysville, Jan. 31; and North Point, Feb. 18.

The half-hour programs, each starting at 7:30 p.m., will discuss how reading to young children can strengthen cognitive and emotional development and prepare them for reading and writing.

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