Sept. 13, 2012
-- Detroit – The Detroit Public Library begins its 48th year of Junior Great Books this Saturday, September 15, 2012. The program encourages students in grades 1-12 to participate in “Shared Inquiry” discussions lead by adult facilitators trained by the Great Books Foundation. The Junior Great Books program meets for seven Saturdays from September 15 until December 8, 2012. Students must read the assigned short story selection before each session.
“Junior Great Books does wonders for children learning to comprehend their reading,” said Janet Batchelder, manager, Children’s Library/HYPE Teen Center. “I recommend this program to any parent interested in increasing their child’s learning capacity at any level.”
Junior Great Books improves reading comprehension and is an enjoyable way to read a variety of stories from classic and contemporary authors.
For more details, please call Children’s Library at 313-481-1409 during Main Library hours; Tuesday-Wednesday, Noon-8:00 p.m. and Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Participants can register and purchase the grade appropriate book for $17.00 at the Children’s Library Detroit Public Library – Main Library, 5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Mi 48202.
The Junior Great Books program is sponsored by the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation. Visit the library’s website at www.detroitpubliclibrary.org or to get more information about the Great Books Foundation visit the organization online at www.greatbooks.org.