PlanetEsme: A Wonderful World of Children's Literature
2646 West Pratt Boulevard Chicago, Illinois 60645
(773) 764-2194 * firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular hours will begin in January, but please check the schedule below for special events!
Discounted inservices, storytime field trips, private consultations and use of the space
for literary events or study may be arranged by appointment for members and enthusiasts.
The bookroom is run by author and children's readiologist Esmé Raji Codell. Esmé is the author of award-winning books for adults and children and a national speaker on the subject of literacy and teacher empowerment. She has eighteen years of experience in the field of children's literature, and she is the site director for PlanetEsme.com, an ad-free site which has been in existence since 1999 and received over five million hits this year. The bookroom is the physical manifestation of this marvelous place in cyberspace. It is a work in progress, and regular hours will be set in January, but you can have a sneak peek at this "literary living room" by attending some of the special events below, or reserving the space for your book-loving group.
FALL/EARLY WINTER EVENTS
BOOKTALK: Best Children's Books for Holiday Gift-Giving!
FAMILY EVENT: Snowflake Festival,
11/15 Mary Hicks, Loyola pre-service teacher class
Wednesday afternoons through the winter: Rogers Park Homeschoolers
The FATHER/SON MOTHER/SON BOOK CLUB will be starting up in January for grades 3-6, respectively. January's book, the classic King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak, is a cliffhanging read-aloud! You're going to LOVE it!
Limited membership spots are available bi-annually. Membership includes an orientation to get us all on the same page, opportunities to explore one of the most exceptional collections of children's literature in the nation, access to a private on-line discussion board for children's book enthusiasts, and special invitations to family story times, author/illustrator events, book talks, reading groups and programs to promote parents and teacher expertise.
Special membership rate available for the remainder of the 2004 year, and booklovers who join now will be eligible for a discounted "renewal rate" once membership is determined in 2005. Please come to an event for more details.
According to Neila Connors, "if you don't feed the teachers, they eat the students," so principals, contact us regarding membership for all of your staff. Discounted inservices, storytime field trips, private consultations and use of the space for literary events or study may be arranged by appointment for members.
Visit the Don't Miss page of PlanetEsme.com to see some of the books you will find in the bookroom.
For details or schedule of events, please visit PlanetEsme.com, or knock on the door of the friendly neighborhood bookroom at 2646 West Pratt in Chicago. Happy reading!