Dupré Library Special Collections and the Guilbeau Center for Public History are hosting the first of three planned
This week we are celebrating Children’s Book Week.
Although we are a university library, the Louisiana Room has many children’s books that can be perused in our reading room.
Children's Book Week was established in 1919. It has become so popular that it now has two dedicated weeks a year. This year those weeks are May 2-8 and November 7-13. The purpose is to encourage children to read.
This year’s challenge asks young readers to explore what, how, and where they read. We encourage everyone to participate, whether it be with adults or in groups. Questions such as these are encouraged by the ALA.
- What do you read?
- Where do you read?
- How do you read?
There are many activities that are found online that can help parents encourage more interaction with reading materials. Here in Special Collections, we have many children’s books by various Louisiana authors. We also have the Mary Alice Fontenot collection, which includes several scrap books, awards, and teaching aids from her time meeting with children in and out of schools in the area.
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