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By John Published: February 11, 2010

Read the story on the Annual Day of Reading in today's Akron Beacon Journal. This was the first year the Akron Art Museum has hosted the event. They'll host it again next year, I'm told. See earlier post for video.

Meanwhile, at Forest Hill, the PTA gets its big check this morning from the national PTA and holds its "Donuts with dads" mixer to encourage more fathers to participate in their kids' education. See earlier post.

Couple items from Akron Public Schools:

Soup's On at Firestone

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Firestone High School's Instrumental Music Association is holding a SoupFest on Thursday, February 18, from 4:30-7 p.m. Visitors can sample a slew of delicious soups from local restaurants. Entry fees are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

For more information, contact Pam Beougher at 330-865-6661. Firestone is located at 333 Rampart Ave.

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STEM School Hosts Book Fundraiser

The National Inventors Hall of Fame® School … Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Learning will host a summer reading fundraiser at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, February 20. Profits from sales will help fund required summer reading books.

STEM students will be on hand to demonstrate robotics, engineering and digital literacy technology projects. Selected chamber musical groups will perform from 1-3 p.m. Shoppers may also obtain a voucher from the school and participate in the fundraiser on Sunday, February 21.

For more information or to purchase a voucher, contact Susan Hall at shall3@akron.k12.oh.us; or call 330-761-3195. Barnes & Noble is located at 4015 Medina Road.


And finally, Susan Ridgeway, the Streetsboro school district's library media specialist, "has been chosen for the ALSC Penguin Award, a national award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, to attend the annual American Library Association's national conference in Washington, DC, in July, 2010. The award will help cover the cost of the conference."

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