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|WIU Children's Literature Examination Center Open House April 15 and 16
|What are the "hot" new books coming from the publishers of children's and young-adult books? Are you looking for literature that will get your students -- or children -- excited about reading?
Then look no further than the Western Illinois University Children's Literature Examination Center (CLEC) in Horrabin Hall on WIU's Macomb campus. Teachers, school administrators, librarians, parents and others interested in children's literature are invited to attend CLEC's annual open house 2-5 p.m. Thursday, April 15 and 8 a.m.-noon Friday, April 16 in Horrabin Hall 1.
The center's collection of more than 3,000 recently published books (the collection includes most of the recent award winners) will be available for review at the open house.
The collection includes literature in a range of genres: fiction, nonfiction, traditional literature, picture books and poetry from most of the major publishers of books for children and young adults. The collection is non-circulating, but is open year-round to anyone who has an interest in seeing what is new in children and young-adult literature.
The CLEC Open House will also feature the Lois and Lowell Lueck Collection, which showcases books selected on established criteria for excellence in literature and writing. Lowell Lueck, former director of institutional research and planning at Western, retired in 1993. Lowell, along with his wife, Lois, a former high school guidance counselor, established an endowment through Western's Foundation in memory of Ardeth and Leonard Grove to promote new ideas and methods for the improvement and teaching of reading in the Western Illinois region.
The open house is open free to the public. Participants attending on Thursday afternoon can park in the lot south of Horrabin Hall between 2-6 p.m. (across from the Leslie F. Malpass Library) without parking permits. Friday participants should pick up visitor parking permits at Mowbray Hall, which is located on the corner of Murray Street and Sherman Drive. Registration is not required; refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact WIU's curriculum and instruction department at (309) 298-1961. Learn more about the WIU CLEC at wiu.edu/clec/.
(Western Illinois University)
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