Open Book Initiative
High Library developed a guide to Room to Read, featuring videos, book details, author interviews and info about Open Book events. >> Go to Guide
Open Book is a campus-wide, common-reading initiative for First-Year students which begins at Orientation and progresses through the academic year. From fall to spring, a number of activities complement the open book project including small-group book discussions, films and speakers.
Peer Mentors and a number of E-town faculty and staff members read the book along with the first-year students and will lead the discussion groups.
First-Year Book Drive - Collection After Fall Break
The Class of 2017 is organizing a book drive -- Room to React -- in response to the Open Book selection this year. The goal is 1,000 books - if every first-year student brings at least two books back from home when returning from fall break, the goal can be met.
The Room to React Collection Station will be in the BSC outside the interior entrance to the Jay’s Nest from 5 p.m. on Oct. 8 until 11 p.m. Wednesday.
2013 Selection: Creating Room to Read
For educated Westerners, it is inconceivable to imagine a life without books, or to imagine children not being able to read at a 1st-grade level. Yet, there are 793 million people on our planet who cannot read.
-- Education Digest review of Creating Room to Read
This year's selection is Creating Room to Read, a memoir by John Wood. After a lucrative career at Microsoft, Wood founded Room to Read, a nonprofit that promotes education, gender equality and literacy worldwide.
Creating Room to Read , Wood's second book on his nonprofit, explores Room to Read's mission and efforts--and it's challenges moving forward, such as managing expansions, raising money in a collapsing economy and expanding its mission from building libraries to publishing books for children who do not have books in their native language.