reading http://kplu.org en Dogs, once-homeless kids share a love of reading (and each other) http://kplu.org/post/dogs-once-homeless-kids-share-love-reading-and-each-other <p>Some of Seattle&rsquo;s most at-risk students are getting help with their reading skills, but not from people.</p><p>Once a week, service dogs lend their ears to formerly homeless children as they read aloud. It&rsquo;s become a learning experience for both the kids and canines.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 21:10:00 +0000 Charla Bear 3576 at http://kplu.org Dogs, once-homeless kids share a love of reading (and each other) King County Libraries unveil giant book covers http://kplu.org/post/king-county-libraries-unveil-giant-book-covers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956345.mp3</p><p>They say you can&rsquo;t tell a book by its cover.&nbsp; But maybe coming face to face with one that towers over you will entice you to read a little more.&nbsp; At least that&rsquo;s the hope of the King County Library system.</p><p>Huge, 6 foot tall posters of book jacket covers have been placed next to coffee shops, paint stores, law firms and other small businesses on main streets in Burien, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Renton, Issaquah, Kirkland and on Vashon Island.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s called the Book Cover Walking Tour.</p><p> Mon, 07 Mar 2011 23:27:23 +0000 Paula Wissel 943 at http://kplu.org King County Libraries unveil giant book covers