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CLC's Harry Potter Book Night Extravaganza! clc

On Monday, February 9th, the Children’s Literature Centre participated in the Bloomsbury Books worldly Harry Potter Book night. This wonderful, themed book night was celebrated worldwide in many book review centres, book stores, libraries and community organizations to highlight the importance of igniting a love of reading through the magical Harry Potter Book series. There were many Allegany County locals being “sorted” at our very own sorting ceremony and these wizards and muggles truly enjoyed the many wizardry activities, book discussions and storytelling sessions within the Children’s Literature Centre as the enchanting venue. Check out our very own Sorting Hat below!


The 33rd Annual Spring Festival of Children's Literature will be held on April 24th-25th, 2015


Save the Date

The following authors and illustrators will be featured at this year's Festival:

Brian Floca

Deborah Hopkinson

Matt Phelan

Scott Campbell

Professional Development Workshops will be showcased, incorporating trending educational themes to the Common Core framework.

Continuing Professional Development Credits can also be earned by Maryland and Pennsylvania Educators.


Please see "Spring Festival of Children's Literature April 2015" (top right of this page) to find information regarding:

 - Registration

- Scholarships

- The Festival Schedule

- Professional Development Workshops


***Sign up to be on our Spring Festival mailing list HERE!***



Storybook Holiday 2014


Thank you to everyone who made this year's Storybook Holiday such a vast success! We couldn't be happier with the turnout, despite the nasty weather. We'll see everyone next year! 


Storybook Holiday Smiles

Check out this year's YouTube video showcasing all the Storybook Holiday magic, made espcially for us by Snappy the Photo Elf! Thanks, Snappy!



Congratulations to Emily Kate Moon and her book, Joone, for receiving the 3rd Annual CLC Book Award!


Left to right: Emily Kate Moon, Dr. Bingman, and Dr. Ornstein

Hug a book Month at the CLC!


The CLC is proud to introduce our latest and most exciting event for spring, as April 2015 will be "Hug a book Month" at the CLC. The most huggable and enchanting events will be later announced to celebrate the success of Scott Campbell's newest publication, "Hug Machine". #hugabookmonth 


Our Adopt-A-School:

South Penn Elementary!


*We are now taking applications for the 2015-2017 school years.

Please see our Adopt-A-School page for details and the application!

The Children's Literature Centre was created to promote literacy by:

  • Providing a focal point for the study and dissemination of children's literature.
  • Serving as the catalyst for new and innovative approaches to building the foundations of literacy through technology.
  • Developing positive attitudes toward reading through a collaborative network including home, school and community.
  • Working to cultivate an awareness and understanding of current children's literature, authors and illustrators.
  • Building a bridge to cultural understanding through children's literature.

The Children's Literature Centre events include:

  • Spring Festival of Children's Literature
  • Frostburg Pirates Ahoy!
  • Summer Author Institute
  • CLC Book Award Banquet
  • Frostburg Storybook Holiday