Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Bestselling author James Patterson gives tips on making your child an avid reader. Plus, here's a great reading list for the fall to get you started.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
At Patch we're always trying to pull together into one place all of the best local resources on every topic, including books and reading. We have the good fortune to be working with a best-selling author James Patterson in this endeavor, and we'll be continually sharing his reading list selections for every age here on Patch. Plus, we'll showcase reading lists from our local librarians, bookstores, and you—our readers. But here, an open letter to moms and dads of reluctant readers from James Patterson. Dear Moms and Dads, I’ve had the good fortune to meet hundreds of teachers and librarians around the country. They always wow me with their tips and tricks to get kids into reading. I thought it was time to get these great ideas out in the…
Friday, July 8, 2011
A place to learn about religion and find inspiring music.
The Christian Book and Supply Center has Christian books, cds and other items, but it's the insight of owner Steve Camp that makes it a special place. Camp owns the store with his wife Linda, while his son Bill handles the online shopping part of the business at www.christianbookandsupply.com. Camp used to work in steel construction a long time ago. He then found a job working as a manager for a distributor of Christian books just after Bill was born. He liked the type of work so much that he decided to open his own store with his wife. They had two stores at the time, one in Acton and one at their present location in Burlington. Camp eventually closed the Acton store to concentrate on the Burlington location and the website. “I found out …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
A look at what is happening in Burlington this weekend.
The weekend has finally arrived! Here at Patch we looking forward to it, as always. The only question that remains, what to do? Here are some suggestions we've found for things to do in Burlington: For more things to do, check out our events page.
Monday, January 3, 2011
The Burlington Public Library, over on 22 Sears Street, is a wonderful place for teens to socialize and learn about literature. Librarian and Young Adult Specialist, Shelly Mastalerz, explains all the library offers Burlington's youth.
The Burlington Public Library is a great spot for teens to meet new friends and engage in all things books. Led by Librarian and Young Adult specialist, Shelly Mastalerz, along with the youth group, T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group), the Burlington Public Library is always cooking up events for students grade 6 through 12. T.A.G. holds it's general meetings every 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month, from 5-6 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. respectively. Aside from these meetings, T.A.G. and Mastalerz have put together such events as teen holiday cookie decorating, Wii bowling tournaments, teen computer classes to help with researching and college prep work, and their reoccurring Teen Book Talks that meet monthly to discuss all things teen literature. Mastalerz …