Stories tagged with: Books

February 28, 2014 - 7:24pm
25 weeks 6 days ago

Assistant Director of the John McIntire Library, Blair Tom, says in 2013, for every dollar invested in the general revenue fund, the library provided $5.15 in services, resources and materials to the community.

"Every year we try to grow that," said Tom. "We think it's important. Certainly we're pleased with the figure, but we always want to do better. So we're not satisfied, but we feel that $5.15 is a good return on investment for every dollar."

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January 4, 2014 - 6:03pm
33 weeks 5 days ago

A book signing was held on Saturday for a young and up and coming author.

14- year- old, Audrey Brahler set up shop at " A Novel Concept" book store in Newark to promote her latest piece of work. She says she started writing in classes years ago and now she is the author of her first published book. The book is titled "Rascal" and it is centered around a 3 -year-old German Shepard. The book has many adventurous scenes, but she says one stands out as her favorite....

September 1, 2011 - 12:14pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

Elementary schools in Muskingum County are trying to combat childhood obesity.

A grant from Child Health and Family Services is providing new books for students.  Medical Director at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Dr. Vicki Whitacre said these books focus on healthy eating and physical fitness.

"This says 'I'm an elephant, and I can stomp my feet.'  There are all kinds of different animals in this huge book that a teacher can use for an...

August 9, 2010 - 6:01pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Students at colleges and universities across the country already know what books they need for their fall classes. That's because the Higher Education Opportunity Act that took effect last month, requires higher institutions to list the books needed for courses online prior to class registration.

"Normally, I would go over to the bookstore, write the name of the book, and try to get an idea of the picture on the front...what it looked like. So, if I wanted to purchase it on half....

December 2, 2009 - 4:45pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

Although distance might keep soldiers from reading to their children every night in person, one program is allowing them to do so in spirit.

United Through Reading is a non-profit organization which provides an opportunity for parents to read to their children from a far while serving their country.

"It gives a connection," said Melodie Pittman of Operation Spirit in Zanesville. "It keeps their children from forgetting what mom or dad looks like. When they're very...

September 30, 2009 - 5:49pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

It costs college students a pretty penny to buy all the textbooks they need for classes, but the Ohio University-Zanesville and Zane State Bookstore is giving students three money-saving options when it comes to paying for them.

One is renting books from the bookstore, which need to be return is good condition by the end of the quarter. While students can save 40 percent, there's only a limited number of rentals.

Students can purchase used books for about 75 percent of the...

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