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College 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 Avenue.

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.




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