Goodbye Reading Rainbow


I am so saddened to hear the news that Reading Rainbow, the PBS show that has fostered a love of reading in children for the past 26 years, has come to an end. According to the NPR story, Reading Rainbow is the third longest-running children's show in PBS history — outlasted only by Sesame Street and Mister Rogers. Fortunately, the AADL is well stocked with Reading Rainbow DVDs, as well as many of the books featured on the show, which means you can still see LeVar Burton sharing wonderful stories and hear those magic words, "Take a look, it's in a book".


LeVar Burton tweeted to say that that he is thinking about doing a similar show to Reading Rainbow online for adults.

I loved watching Reading Rainbow as a child! I recall later watching some episodes while living in the dorms in college. Ha!

LeVar doing a similar show? Online? Interesting.....

Oh, and I always enjoyed the cute part where the kids told about their favorite book, and told other kids why they should read it too!!