Eats, shoots, and leaves? National Punctuation Day is September 24!

1-on-1 tutoring, young girlNational Punctuation Day is a day set aside to honor the proper use of punctuation marks. Founded by Jeff Rubin in 2004, National Punctuation Day promotes the correct usage of punctuation and is sure to make Language Arts teachers happy!

Take a look at how punctuation makes a huge difference in meaning here:

  • Woman, without her man, is nothing. VERSUS Woman: without her, man is nothing.
  • Eats shoots and leaves. VERSUS Eats, shoots, and leaves.
  • Most of the time, travellers worry about their luggage. VERSUS Most of the time travellers worry about their luggage.
  • Let’s eat, grandpa. VERSUS Let’s eat

Experience the 10 benefits of reading on Read a Book Day, September 6!

books for children's readingThis Sunday, it is time to turn off the television and other electronics and enjoy the relaxation of reading — celebrate National Read A Book Day on September 6! Simply find a book you would enjoy, find a nice, quiet and relaxing spot and read for a while.

Or, you may have young children or elderly in your home, if so, then you can spend quality time together by reading them a book or two.

Need more convincing? Here are 10 reasons why reading is not just important, it’s crucial! In a recent article, these 10 benefits to reading …

September is Library Card Signup Month!

Delaware Library cardsSeptember is Library Card Sign-up Month! This is a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that the most important school supply of all is a library card.

All Delaware residents are eligible for a free library card. Complete a registration form and present it with a photo ID at your local Delaware public library.

New Castle County registration form
Kent County registration form
Sussex County registration form

If you don’t have a Delaware photo ID, please contact your local library for card registration requirements. Children under the age of 18 must have …