Every year, the Children's Department hosts a five-week Children's Literature class from Millikin University's PACE program. The PACE program utilizes a rigorous two-year night class format to prepare pre-service teachers for the classroom in local area schools. One of the most exciting nights of class is when everyone shares a learning center, created to introduce K-8 students to a children's book author. Here are just a few of the fun projects from the most recent class that ended in May:
You might be interested to know that Nic Bishop, April Pulley Sayre, and Candace Fleming will be coming to town for the Youth Literature Festival next fall. Everyone is invited to the free community day on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the I-Hotel. As a part of the festival, The Urbana Free Library will be hosting bilingual author Pat Mora on Thursday, October 4 - more details to follow. -Elaine B.