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Planet Word Opens October 22

It’s official—Planet Word will open on Thursday, October 22nd! “During the coronavirus pandemic, our focus has remained on the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and future visitors,” said…

Lend Me Your Ears: Joe Biden’s Victory Speech

In our public speaking gallery at Planet Word, we highlight some of the techniques that famous leaders and orators have used to inspire their listeners. Joe Biden’s victory speech was…

Planet Word Opens October 22

It’s official—Planet Word will open on Thursday, October 22nd! “During the coronavirus pandemic, our focus has remained on the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and future visitors,” said…

How to Make an Accordion-Fold “My Story” Book

The co-founder of Montgomery County community action group Brothers With Books, Isaac Cudjoe says: “When young people tell [co-founder] Kevin and I that they don’t like reading, what they’re telling…

How to Make a Diorama

  Dioramas are a fun, hands-on way for kids to bring their favorite stories to life. In Planet Word’s magical library, nine artist-made dioramas are hidden among the bookshelves, waiting…

From the Founder: A Summer Status Update

Stepping inside the Franklin School these days is like walking into a surround-sound of onomatopoeia!  Buzzing, clanging, banging, and whooshing envelop us as we finish base-building work and the final…