Reading Rocks ready to promote value of reading

Children read with dogs at Krause Memorial Library during the Reading Rocks reading festival in Rockford.

This year’s Reading Rocks in Rockford is sure to be a hit for everyone in the family. The literacy festival enters its fourth year and has matured into a blockbuster event that highlights what building blocks reading provides toward every child’s future. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11, is sponsored by the Rockford […]

Author to share insight during Reading Rocks festival

Lisa Orchard

by JEANNIE GREGORY Lisa Orchard, a Rockford author, is ready to share her love of writing—and some important information for those who are interested in e-publishing. Orchard was able to accomplish her dream of publishing a book, and is working on her second book. She will be sharing her insight during Reading Rocks in Rockford […]

Reading Rocks receives national recognition at Library of Congress

Kids enjoy mascots at the Reading Rocks reading festival.

The Reading Rocks in Rockford reading festival is just entering its fourth year, but this toddler has already gained many accolades for helping spread the message of how important reading is. The Rockford Rotary Club, Rockford Public Schools and the Kent District Library (KDL) have joined impressive forces to promote the joy of reading for […]

Casting call for young actors for Reading Rocks festival

Children who can read and are in eighth grade or lower are invited to help with a new exciting event as part of the Reading Rocks in Rockford festival August 13. The festival is in its second year and offers many hands-on opportunities to appreciate reading. This year Dr. Regina Rees and a group of […]

Lucky reader wins Kindle at Reading Rocks festival

Betsey Bolek is thrilled with the Kindle and basket of “reading treats” she won during the annual Rotary Reading Rocks in Rockford festival.

When the Rockford Rotary Club called Char Bouwkamp at D&W Fresh Market to ask if D&W would be involved in the annual reading festival, Reading Rocks in Rockford, Char responded, “Absolutely!” D&W Foods provided a Kindle Electronic Reader to be used for a drawing at Krause Memorial Library on the day of the festival. “The […]