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April 29, 2019 LA GRANDE, Ore. – This May marks the 100th anniversary of National Children’s Book Week with the theme “Read Now, Read Forever.” Pierce Library at Eastern Oregon University will host its own celebration of Children’s Book Week from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday May 2.
The event will include children’s book readings and activities. EOU student-athletes, local teachers, and EOU President Tom Insko will read a selection of books aloud. Participating children can also vote at the event for the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, the only national book award voted on solely by kids and teens. Children will also receive a 2019 Children’s Book Week poster and bookmarks, special giveaways and refreshments.
Children’s Book Week is a cornerstone program of Every Child a Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens across the U.S. Other national programs include the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, in partnership with the Library of Congress, and Get Caught Reading.
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