Larkburger teams up with nonprofit to provide children’s books through pediatricians – The Denver Post

Pediatricians, a nonprofit and a burger joint are teaming up this week to provide children with two summer favorites: ice cream and reading.

Larkburger, the Colorado-based fast-casual burger restaurant, is hosting a book drive through Friday for Reach Out and Read Colorado.All of Larkburger’s Colorado locations are collecting new and gently used books to donate to the program, which provides books to children through their pediatricians, with an emphasis on children in poverty.

When a customer donates a book to the drive, Larkburger will provide a free kid’s ice cream. Donated books may range from infant to young adult reading levels, and should have covers and pages intact, with clean and unmarked pages.

I love this idea!! Especially utilizing pediatricians to reach the right kids.

I Kind of also love the free ice cream, but don’t tell. ;P

 

 

Source: Larkburger teams up with nonprofit to provide children’s books through pediatricians – The Denver Post

This poet is trolling everyone on Instagram to show how social media glorifies pop poetry | PBS NewsHour

To those who might say the experiment is condescending, Young says that’s not his goal. He does not want to criticize those who write or like pop poetry, he said, but instead hopes it leads younger people to think more about what they read (in addition to being a poet, Young is also a high school English teacher).“I think the younger generation is mostly interested in ‘fidget-spinner’ poetry. Like they’re just scrolling on their devices, to read something instantly, while the libraries are empty. I think people today don’t want to read anything that causes a whole lot of critical thinking,” he said. “And so in a lot of my captions, I try to talk about the real stuff.”

Source: This poet is trolling everyone on Instagram to show how social media glorifies pop poetry | PBS NewsHour

Stunning new Pottermore Art Collection is a Harry Potter fan’s dream – Digital Arts

Harry Potter fans can now treat themselves to a stunning print or poster thanks to the new Pottermore Art Collection, which features work from artists including Olly Moss.

 

The collection, which is available to buy now from the Pottermore Shop, has more than 40 pieces that are both beautiful and affordable, including cover art, creature illustrations, portraits and more.

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Mosul’s Library Without Books – The New Yorker

MOSUL’S LIBRARY WITHOUT BOOKSI could smell the acrid soot a block away. The library at the University of Mosul, among the finest in the Middle East, once had a million books, historic maps, and old manuscripts. Some dated back centuries, even a millennium, Mohammed Jasim, the library’s director, told me. Among its prize acquisitions was a Quran from the ninth century, although the library also housed thousands of twenty-first-century volumes on science, philosophy, law, world history, literature, and the arts. Six hundred thousand books were in Arabic; many of the rest were in English. During the thirty-two months that the Islamic State ruled the city, the university campus, on tree-lined grounds near the Tigris River, was gradually closed down and then torched. Quite intentionally, the library was hardest hit. isis sought to kill the ideas within its walls—or at least the access to them.

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Source: Mosul’s Library Without Books – The New Yorker