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.


Click here to apply to be our 2024-2026 Adopt-a-School!


Announcing our 2022-2024 Adopt-A-School:

Announcing our 2022-2024 Adopt-A-School:

Flintstone Elementary School!


  • Previous Adopt-A-Schools

    The CLC staff would like to thank previous adopt-a-schools! We thoroughly enjoyed working with your student's and staff!! 

    Beall Elementary School photo

    2020-2022 Adopt-A-School:

    Beall Elementary School

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

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

    Grantsville Elementary adopt-a-school


    Grantsville Elementary

    South Penn Group Photo


    South Penn Elementary

  • Author & Illustrator Visits

    Emily Kate Moon

    2014 CLC Book Award Winner, Emily Kate Moon, traveled to South Penn Elementary to read and illustrate a section of her book, Joone. Be sure to check out her blog to hear how much fun she had at South Penn!

    Emily Kate Moon Author & Illustrator Visits South Penn Elementary   Emily Kate Moon Author & Illustrator Visits South Penn Elementary

    Vern Kousky, 2015 CLC Book Award author, at Bel Air ElementaryVern 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.

    Will Hillenbrand, 2015 CLC Book Award author, at Bel Air ElementaryWill Hillenbrand

    In 2015, we invited Will Hillenbrand to visit us in Frostburg for Storybook Holiday. 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!

    Beth Ferry, Our 2016 CLC Book Award author, 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.

    Michelle Cuevas, Our 2017 CLC Book Award author, at Wiley Ford PrimaryMichelle 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.



    Matt Tavares

    Veteran's Day 2021 was celebrated with illustrator, Matt Tavares and his book 21 Steps at Beall Elementary School! Children learned the history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and were able to see how Matt Tavares drew his real-life illustrations!

    Matt Tavares Beall Elementary


  • 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.

    Dr. B Beall Elementary

    Dr. B Beall Elementary

    CLC Staff visits
    CLC staff visits