Adopt-A-School Program

As part of our mission to spread children's literature, the CLC has recently decided to collaborate with local schools to help spread the Centre's contagious love for reading. As part of this project, Centre staff visits that year's selected school to read literature to the students. The children are also provided with opportunities to attend age-specific presentations by noted authors or illustrators.


2017 - 2019 Adopt-A-School

Wiley Ford Primary School

Thank You!

2017-2019 Adopt-A-School: Wiley Ford Primary School


2015 - 2017 Adopt-A-School

Bel Air Elementary

Thank You!

2015-2017 Adopt-A-School: Bel Air Elementary


Previous Adopt-A-Schools

Grantsville Elementary, Beall Elementary and South Penn Elementary

The CLC staff would like to thank previous adopt-a-schools, Grantsville Elementary, Beall Elementary and South Penn Elementary! We have enjoyed working with your student's and staff!

Grantsville Elementary Beall Elementary
South Penn Elementary


Author & Illustrator Visits

Emily Kate Moon

2014 CLC Book Award Winner, Emily Kate Moon, traveled to South Penn Elementary. There, she read her book, Joone, and also drew an illustration from the book with students.

Emily Kate Moon at South Penn Elementary

Emily Kate Moon at South Penn Elementary

Be sure to check out her blog to hear how much fun she had at South Penn!

Janet Stoeke

Our Storybook Holiday author, Janet Stoeke, also made a visit to South Penn in December! She introduced the students to her well known character, Minerva Louise, and helped the students create their own story while illustrating it for them on the white board!

Janet Stoeke at South Penn Elementary

Our Spring Festival author, Matt Phelan also visited South Penn!

Vern Kousky

Our 2015 CLC Book Award author, Vern Kousky, visited Bel Air Elementary. He demonstrated his illustrating skills as well as explained how he thought of his idea of writing his book, Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry.

Vern Kousky at Bel Air Elementary

Will Hillenbrand

For Storybook Holiday 2015, we invited Will Hillenbrand to visit us in Frostburg. He visited Bel Air Elementary and showed students how he illustrates using his iPad. Will also discussed his process of making and illustrating his wordless picture book, Snowman's Story. This book is dedicated to one of the CLC's previous graduate assistants, Hannah Harvey!

Will Hillenbrand at Bel Air Elementary

Beth Ferry

Our 2016 CLC Book Award author, Beth Ferry visited Bel Air Elementary. This interactive and engaging presentation showed students how Beth came up with the words for the story and illustrator, Tom Lichtenheld, drew the pictures.

Beth Ferry at Bel Air Elementary

Michelle Cuevas

Our 2017 CLC Book Award author, Michelle Cuevas, visited Wiley Ford Primary. Michelle shared how she became a writer. Students were intrigued to see her writing process, and how Erin Stead created the illustrations for The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles.

Michelle Cuevas at Wiley Ford Primary


CLC Staff Visits

Each month, the CLC Staff visits the Adopt-A-School to read to students. They promote new and upcoming books in children's literature.

CLC staff member group hug with children
Boy happily clutching 'Hug Machine' with smiling class in background

Contact Us

Children's Literature Centre
Frostburg State University
206 Frampton Hall
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

Email: clc@frostburg.edu
Phone: 301.687.3133