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Furry friends help kids with reading skills

Thursday, June 30, 2011
By Kristen Tribe

Jack is a good listener. He sits quietly while countless stories are read to him at Decatur Public Library - never correcting, never critiquing.

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Area summer reading programs

Thursday, May 26, 2011
By Kristen Tribe

The last school bell is about to ring, and public libraries in Wise County are gearing up for their summer reading programs.

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Don’t overlook university press books

Thursday, March 10, 2011
By Kristen Tribe

Anything addressed to the "book editor" lands on my desk.

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Reading resolutions for 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011
By Kristen Tribe

In the inevitable lull after the hustle and bustle of Christmas, my mind always turns to the new year - habits I want to kick, habits I want to create.

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Giving thanks for literary blessings

Thursday, November 25, 2010
By Kristen Tribe

As we gather around the Thanksgiving table this week, we'll count the ways in which we've been blessed.

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Don’t fear digital books

Thursday, October 28, 2010
By Kristen Tribe

I'll admit it. Ebooks give me anxiety.

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Book club is a dream come true

Thursday, September 30, 2010
By Kristen Tribe

My friends and I started numerous clubs when we were in elementary school. Although informal, such an entity apparently made the friendship between 8-year-olds more legitimate.

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Autograph collectors won’t have to go far

Thursday, August 26, 2010
By Kristen Tribe

I've never really collected anything. I've always wanted to, but I just couldn't seem to commit to any one item.

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Visiting Larry McMurtry’s hometown

Thursday, July 15, 2010
By Kristen Tribe

Archer City is a town of 1,848 people. One of those people is Larry McMurtry.

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Start your summer adventure with a library card

Thursday, June 10, 2010
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My first library card was like a magic key. It unlocked a literary world with characters and cultures vastly different from those I'd encountered in Wise County.

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“Library lady” finds volunteering rewarding

Thursday, April 24, 2010
By Kristen Tribe

LueElla Jones was first swept away by a good story in third grade. Her teacher, Jean Smith, a longtime educator in the Alvord school district, loved reading to her class. Jones recalled hearing the adventures of The Bobbsey Twins and The Boxcar Children. “She started an interest in reading in the fact that books and […]

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Reading enters new chapter: Electronic books tempting, but they can’t replace paper

Thursday, April 8, 2010
By Kristen Tribe

No trip – car, plane or train – is complete without a book. Or two. Road trips mean reading time for me. My husband likes to drive, and I don’t, so it works out. Before every trip, I gather my stack of reading materials. It usually consists of whatever book I’m reading at the time, […]

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Comfort is found in a stack of good books

Thursday, March 4, 2010
By Kristen Tribe

Perhaps the only thing I like better than reading a good book is sharing it with others. I started a book blog, “Shelf Space,” for the Messenger in October and have taken great delight in interacting with readers and generating “book talk.” This column is an opportunity to further the conversation in newsprint. When I […]

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