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Members of the NIU community can make a difference in the lives of young children by donating a book to “The Storybook Project,” a service event connected with the 2015-2017 Common Reading Experience. The Storybook Project provides books to young children and grandchildren of inmates in area correctional institutions through a social service agency, Lutheran...
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NIU’s 34th annual Children’s Literature Conference takes place Friday, March 14, in the Holmes Student Center. Under the theme “Inspiring with Literature,” organizers hope that conference participants will leave motivated and better equipped to connect with students through literature: This year’s speakers are uniquely qualified to discuss – and offer methods to ignite – the transformative...
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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies has set up a display of its collection of Southeast Asia-themed children’s books at the DeKalb Public Library, all of which are available for checkout through Jan. 31. Library visitors are invited to browse through 68 volumes ranging from picture books for young readers to chapter books, some nonfiction,...
DeKalb schoolchildren surround Project ROAR tutor Allyce Leafbland.
The elementary students ask their teachers weekly: “When are the ROAR tutors coming?” Project ROAR – Reaching Out Through Art and Reading has existed at NIU for 14 years. Its focus is to help students at the elementary level develop their vocabulary and love for reading. Over time, the project has become a way for bilingual...
Children's Book Fair
NIU’s Campus Child Care will hold its annual Children’s Book Fair during the week of March 26. The book fair will be held at the center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 26, through Thursday, March 29, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 30. All are invited to come and...
Caldecott Medal
NIU’s Department of Literacy Education will host a workshop Tuesday, Feb. 21, that highlights the 2011 award-winning children and young adult books that were recently announced by the American Library Association. During the event, faculty members Chris Carger and Melanie Koss will discuss the books that have received awards including the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott...