Learning Tool

NEWSPAPERS ARE a great educational tool in classrooms around the country. Locally, Newspapers In Education has made a major impact in the lives of countless students.

THE NIE program is coordinated by The Times Leader and our sister papers in Wheeling. We provide newspapers and related curriculum at no cost to participating schools.

More than 3,000 copies of The Times Leader, Wheeling News Register and The Intelligencer are sent each week alone to more than 50 schools in the area who participate in the program.

To keep NIE operating at its high level of efficiency, funding is a necessary fuel. To that end an NIE book sale is being staged to raise money for the program.

It’s through fund-raising activities such as the NIE book sale that make it possible to put the newspapers in the schools, provide workbooks and even Internet access with updates from USA Today Weekend.

The 7th annual book sale will take place at the Ohio Valley Mall from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 22 and on May 23 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

But to make it a successful venture, help is needed immediately. Donations of books are being sought with the proceeds going to sustain the good work of NIE.

The benefits of the program are plenty. Students are kept abreast of current events, both at home as well as around the world. Moreover, it boosts reading ability and comprehension. NIE is a great vehicle to improve literacy.

The book sale also affords another opportunity — that of offering books at a discount price. It is a win-win scenario.

Books for the annual sale will be accepted from now until May 19. No encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest will be accepted.

The drop-off locations are The Times Leader office at 200 S. Fourth St., Martins Ferry from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and at The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, 1500 Main St., Wheeling.

We urge the community to support the book sale as much as possible. Reading is the foundation of learning. That foundation is a much stronger one thanks to NIE. Your book donations will serve as a great investment in education and youth.