Wednesday, April 4, 2012

CSU Channel Islands Annual Reading Celebration and Young Authors' Fair April 14, excerpt

Camarillo, Calif., April 3, 2012 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) invites children and their families to the 7th Annual Children's Reading Celebration and the 35th Annual Young Authors' Fair on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the John Spoor Broome Library on the CI campus.

The free annual event brings together a celebrated children’s author with Ventura County children and their families for story circles, hands-on workshops, crafts, book sales and other fun activities that celebrate reading and writing....

Lee Wardlaw, award-winning author of more than two-dozen books for young readers, including “Dinosaur Pizza,” “101 Ways to Bug Your Parents,” and “101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher,” will be this year’s featured author....

The event will also feature the work of more than 1,000 aspiring authors and illustrators from Ventura County’s K-12 schools. Teachers from schools throughout Ventura County have been invited to enter books written and illustrated by their students to be displayed and read at the fair.

There also will be a variety of hands-on activities and crafts, as well as giveaways, book sales and free refreshments. Students in the CI English Program and Mortar Board will be reading aloud to children as part of their service learning commitment.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

To learn more and RSVP to the Celebration, visit or contact Elnora Tayag, Outreach Librarian, at 805-437-3140 or For additional information about VCRA’s Young Authors’ Fair, please visit

This story is contributed by a member of the Ventura community and is neither endorsed nor affiliated with Ventura County Star

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