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Education Department to host children's book fair April 19 - 21

Posted by George Cicci on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 @ 10:04 AM

Waynesburg University MonogramThe Waynesburg University Education Department will host a Scholastic Book Fair from noon to 5 p.m. April 19-20 in Alumni Hall and April 21 in 325 Miller Hall.

The book fair will feature newly released works, award-winning titles, children’s classics and current bestsellers for K-12 students.

“Scholastic Book Fairs bring children, educators and families together to celebrate reading and learning,” said Fran Boyd, associate professor of education at Waynesburg University.

Cash, checks and major credit cards will be accepted, with part of the proceeds going to the Waynesburg University Reading Clinic for the purchase of books.

The clinic provides children in grades K-4 with a fun, personalized literacy experience in a supportive environment, according to Boyd. In the fall, the clinic will expand to include grades 5-8. 

“Teacher candidates at Waynesburg have a rich opportunity to implement the techniques they are learning with real children in a warm and nurturing setting,” she said. “This outreach is in alignment with the philosophies and mission of the University itself, and it has a more far-reaching impact as our graduates from the education programs take jobs across the nation.”

For more information about the book fair or reading clinic, call 724-852-3383 or e-mail

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