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Regent Reads—summer children’s literature series at the University Library

Written by Sara Baron, Dean of the University Library

This summer the Regent University Library will be hosting our second annual summer literature program for children ages six to eleven. Regent Reads 2012 will feature award- winning books about everyday heroes from around the world. Join us in July and August for engaging sessions with University leaders, faculty and Library staff reading books about everyday heroes from Judaism, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Lively discussion, creative activities, healthy snacks, and a book drawing will round out each program. All books selected have received national recognition for well-crafted writing andor beautiful artwork. We look forward to sharing these stories with children and their families and friends who join them.

Sessions are on July 12th, 19th, 26th, and August 2nd from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Library Gallery. All Regent Reads events are free, and no advanced registration is required. For a complete schedule of events, including times and book selections, see the Regent Reads webpage.

Regent Reads to examine diverse experiences on July 28

On Thursday, July 28, the Library will offer the second program in our Regent Reads summer series. We will explore diverse experiences with readings from books for all ages:

Regent Reads series opens with program about diverse abilities

On July 18, The Library opened the summer Regent Reads series with a program titled “Celebrate Our Diverse Abilities.” Twenty-nine adults and fifteen children came together in the Library Gallery to listen to readings from stories about children with Down syndrome, written for young readers and teenagers:

Library to kickoff Regent Reads program on July 18

Written by Sara Baron, Dean of the University Library

On Monday, July 18th the Library will kick-off our summer Regent Reads program, with the first of a four-part series on different types of diversity that celebrates the value and uniqueness of others.

The impetus for the series came from President Campo, who was eager to implement a program for community members in a way that would bring multiple generations together to engage in discussion about interesting topics in the friendly and beautiful environment of the Regent University Library. While the Library’s principal mission is to serve Regent’s students and faculty around the world, we also act as a resource for the local community and hope area families will join us for Regent Reads and learn more about Regent University. Regent Reads will also afford members of the Regent community an opportunity to bring children and grandchildren to campus events designed for all ages.

The program will allow families to explore a single topic together by reading age-appropriate books and then to enjoy an engaging discussion. Selected titles include books written for age 1 to adult. In addition to discussions, dramatic readings, film screenings and a cooking demonstration will help bring ideas to life. We hope our guests will learn something new about each other as they experience Regent hospitality.

All Regent Reads events are free. No advanced registration is required. For a complete schedule of events, including times and book selections, see the Regent Reads webpage.