(from left to right) TACIRA's president-elect (Julie Greenberg, Author Julie Rubini, TACIRA President Julie Marciniak)
3 Julie's! That's awesome!
More than 300 students had the pleasure of listening to the author share her fact-findings she included in the book. After that, students went off on a Nature Walk to explore Wildwood Metro Park. One amazing stop along the way is this historic school house! How awesome to see what it was like back in the day to teach and learn in a one room schoolhouse!
Right outside the Pavilion doors, children coming back from their nature walk and having lunch outside.... GLORIOUS day!
The author brought this fabulous "Hidden Ohio" basket filled with goodies made here in Ohio. It was raffled off to one lucky teacher!
Another AMAZING raffle for one lucky teacher was this fab pink tote filled to the gills with back to school supplies from the ABC CENTER here in Toledo. Check out the cute SOCK MONKEY theme!! LOVING it!!!
I couldn't resist purchasing an extra "autographed copy" of Hidden Ohio thinking it would make a perfect giveaway to one of my lucky followers! If you are interested, enter the rafflecopter down below.
It was an honor serving as President this year of a literacy organization that has touched so many lives.
Promoting literacy and getting kids and teachers excited about new authors and new books is what I love to do. I feel so blessed to have been apart of TACIRA and I hope that more teachers like you reach out and find networks in your communities that serve such great causes.
We are always busy... Crazy schedules, hectic lives, but when it comes to fostering literacy, and nurturing a passion for reading, nothing is more important.