June 13, 2009
The Wicker Center at Mississippi University for Women and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will host a series of reading workshops for parents at the Columbus, Crawford and Artesia libraries.
Dr. Suzanne Bean, director of the Wicker Center and professor of education at MUW, said, "We are happy that the Center for Creative Learning can partner with another community agency, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, to offer this exciting workshop for area parents."
The first workshop will be June 18, 6 p.m., at the Columbus library at 314 Seventh St. N. The second workshop will be July 16, 6 p.m., at the Crawford Public Library. The third is Aug. 13, 6 p.m., at the Artesia Public Library.
The one-hour workshops are available for the parents of pre-K through eighth-grade children and will include free dinner and childcare.
"This is an innovative project that we hope all parents of pre-K through eighth-grade students will attend," she Bean, an advocate for improved reading skills.
Parents planning to attend are asked to call 662-241-6101 with the number in their party.
The Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning was established in 2004 and is funded by a congressionally directed grant through the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the center is to provide research, service and learning opportunities for children in grades K-12 and teachers and adults in communities in Mississippi and beyond. For more information about the workshops, visit www.muw.edu/ccl.