Rally Warm-Up

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.
Phone: (517) 316-7495
The Rally Warm-Up, on April 11, will feature a program on "Early Reading Issues," with three panelists in the field: Thais Rousseau, Early Childhood Literacy & Youth Services CADL; Suzanne Sawyer, Reading Is fundamental & LCC Librarian; and Randy Riley, Michigan e-Library (MeL). They will discuss resources they offer to families, teachers, and child-care providers to help children to read. They will talk about the importance of early reading to all of society and the problems that undermine this vital mission. The program closes with an oral Story Performance by Lisa Preston. Bring questions for the panel. Bring a children's book to donate. NYT Children's Bestseller Deborah Diesen will sign books. Details at www.arallyofwriters.com or at 517.372.3385.