Meet SMART Reading Alumna Annie Teav

“I own this,” Annie Teav remembers thinking the first time she got to choose a book to keep from SMART Reading. It was one of the first books… Read More ›

Meet Principal Creighton Helms

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By Bija Gutoff, Writer & Editor Creighton Helms brings a sailor’s perspective, steady-eyed and focused on the horizon, to his post as principal of Gervais Elementary. Though he’s… Read More ›

Three SMART Generations

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As many who volunteer know, volunteering feeds the soul of the volunteer as much as those who are on the receiving end. At SMART, we hear time and… Read More ›

Why Reading at Home is Important

SMART Reading Tips for the Holidays

SMART Reading Tips for the Holidays Winter break is right around the corner, and holidays can get pretty hectic! Routines can fly out the window with celebrations, travel… Read More ›

10 Ways to Spark Engagement with Books and Reading

10 ways to spark engagement with books and reading

10 Ways to Spark Engagement with Books and Reading from SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)   Reading is the gateway to learning, opening doors to faraway adventures, new… Read More ›