RIF days set for next week

Published 10:19pm Wednesday, June 12, 2013

By Sarah Mahan

The Selma Times-Journal


Children are often encouraged to foster a love for reading from a young age, and the members of Zeta Eta Omega, the local chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, are hosting Reading is Fun days to encourage local children to realize the importance of reading.

“There will be plenty of books and book characters — it will be reading fun galore,” Nancy Sewell, event coordinator, said. “We have to make reading fun to be able to make reading a life long habit for these children.”

Sewell said the event, which will be held Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Selma Convention Center will provide opportunities for children to not only hear great stories but to meet book characters including Clifford, Curious George and Franklin the Turtle.

The program will feature author Dr. Lawanna Lewis. Lewis, who is a member of Zeta Eta Omega and taught five years with the Selma City Schools after graduating from Concordia College, will share several of her children’s books, especially those emphasizing the need to end bullying.

“We want to encourage all parents and educators to come and bring their children to select a good book to read from our selection,” Sewell said.

For more information or to reserve a space for groups or classes call (334) 875-2481.

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