January 11, 2011

#FREE Online Storytime {Strega Nona}

Enjoy Online Storytime by Barnes & Noble with this month’s featured story “Strega Nona” read by the book’s author and illustrator Tomie dePaola.

Every month they feature a new popular kids story read out loud. You can adjust the volume, pause the story, and create a full-screen window.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/storytime/index.asp

January 06, 2011

#Free {Multiple} Entrance Days To National Parks 2011

DSC_1737 by chasingcars, on Pix-O-SphereAmerica's Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.*

Mark your calendar for these fee-free days in 2011:
  • January 15-17
    (Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday weekend)
  • April 16-24
    (National Park Week)
  • June 21
    (First day of summer)
  • September 24
    (Public Lands Day)
  • November 11-13
    (Veterans Day weekend)
Making the fun even more affordable, many national park concessioners are joining the National Park Service in welcoming visitors with their own special offers.

Here’s a tip – many of your 394 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee.  So start Planning Your Visit!

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
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