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of Communications faculty introduce youth Digital Book Club July 14
April 17, 2009 --
The Digital Book Club, a three-week summer reading
program for youth, is set to kick off on Tuesday, July 14. All youth
entering grades kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall are
eligible to participate in one of two sessions to be held each Tuesday
and Thursday from Tuesday-Thursday, July 14-30.
A morning session will be held at
Parker Park Community
Center, 1506 N. Church Street, Jonesboro, from 10-11:30 a.m., and an
afternoon session will run from 4-5:30 p.m. at
Walker Courts Apartment Complex office, 1129 Walker Place,
Jonesboro, off Calion Street between Belt Street and East Johnson
Volunteers are needed to help lead reading groups. Persons interested in
volunteering should contact Dr. Lillie Fears at (870) 972-3210.
The Digital Book Club is a project made possible by an Arkansas
Humanities Council Children and Adults Reading Together (CART) grant and
the College of Communications at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. It
is designed to promote reading between adults, particularly parents and
caretakers, and their children.
A variety of methods for engaging adults and children in reading
activities in humanities subjects will be used. Activities will include
reading in traditional group settings, reading with digitally recorded
books, and reading films with subtitles.
For more information on enrolling children, contact Dr. Lillie Fears,
professor of journalism at ASU-Jonesboro and humanities scholar for the
project, at (870) 972-1233, or Dr. Myleea Hill, assistant professor of
journalism and project director, at (870) 972-3075.