Delivering Infinite Book Shelves (DIBS) for Kids

Should my child be reading this? Tips for addressing challenging topics in children’s books

“When we share our stories, what it does is, it opens up our hearts for other people to share their...

DIBS for Kids: Bringing Back the Book

School is back in session and I can hear my childrens’ teachers asking them what they read over the summer....

It isn’t all about the books: Activities that go beyond reading

Building reading habits is essential for students to gain knowledge and improve academic performance. But many kids already do a...

How do we know when technology is helpful or harmful?

As an educational program that relies on technology to function, the impact that our software has on students is something...

A soccer ball and a book: How we think about kids’ relationship with reading

Hi there, I’m Gina. As an Omaha professional, mother, and dedicated volunteer to literacy efforts, I’ve spent the past several years championing literacy through the Literacy Center, which is focused on building literacy skills for adults. I recently started working with DIBS, so you’ll be hearing more from me later on.

A vitamin vs. a pain pill: Why do we wait for kids to fall behind?

In the late 1800s, Joseph Malins, an English activist, wrote a poem about a cliff, a fence and an ambulance. The gist: There's a cliff that's very pleasant to walk on, so many people in the town nearby venture close to its edge. Some slip and fall into the valley below, and the town decides something has to be done.

The Book Mirage: An illusion of endless reading opportunities for kids

Picture two 1st grade students. Their classroom is filled with books that line several different book shelves, which they will...

We are DIBS for Kids

The Hopefuls of Public Education in Omaha We aren’t defiant, we just aren’t convinced. We don’t have charter schools and...