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The Big Read 2015 Writing Contest - Guidelines Attached

The 2015 Big Read celebrates Tobias Wolff’s novel “Old School.” The novel highlights one boy’s bittersweet experience at an east coast boarding school. Maximum 1500-word fiction, nonfiction, short story, poetry, script, flash fiction—story must be complete within 1500 words. Adults and teens are encouraged to attend Cromaine Writers held each month, before submitting their story.

See below for Flyer, Guidelines, and Entry Form download.

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PNC Early Literacy Center


Thank you to the PNC Foundation for over $16,000 for our PNC Early Literacy Center, now installed in our Village Youth Department.  The Literacy Center is anchored by 4 AWE Learning Stations. These stations are independent computer work areas for children. The interactive programs in each station will induce Toddler reading, math, phonics and classics like “Green Eggs and Ham.”  Colored keyboards and large monitors draw in the children and the exciting “programs” will hold their attention.  Exploring painting, language learning, geography and science on these computers is a dramatic improvement.  Thanks to PNC Foundation!