Children's Book Week to be celebrated in ER

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

In honor of Children's Book Week, the Eagle Rock Library will host a special children's program at 10 a.m. on May 17.

"Children's Book Week is a time that libraries, schools, bookstores and daycares celebrate reading," said Janea Coker, Barry Lawrence Regional Library programming coordinator. "It started in 1919."

Little Critter, a character from Mercer Mayer's books, will visit the library for the special program on Saturday.

"It will be fun and exciting," said Coker. "We will read stories, have a craft and meet Little Critter. The kids can check out books, movies, magazines and use the computer while they are at the library as well."

The Little Critter program will be conducted by Coker and Kim Wolff, Eagle Rock Branch Library children's programmer.

"(The kids will learn) how to have fun, use their imagination and spend time with children their own ages," said Coker. "(They will also learn) how much fun reading is."

The Eagle Rock Library will also host an introduction to the Every Child Ready to Read program on May 17. The workshop will be conduced by Lori Mangan, library literacy coordinator.

Parents will learn to use narrative, print motivation, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, print awareness and vocabulary skills to help prepare their children for reading.

For more information on Children's Book Week, visit Individuals interested in learning more about the Every Child Ready to Read Program or other library programs can visit or call the Eagle Rock Library at 271-3186.

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