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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 to the 2015-2017 Adopt-A-School:

Bel Air Elementary


The Centre staff is looking forward to learning alongside your students and faculty!

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!


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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.



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!




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.



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 asssistants, Hannah Harvey!

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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.


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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.

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.

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