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CLN at the Kerrytown Bookfest….

The annual Kerrytown Bookfest is a natural fit for Children’s Literacy Network, and we love visiting it each year! The description of their mission on their website says it all…

The Kerrytown Bookfest is an annual free event celebrating those who create books and those who read them. The primary goal is to highlight our area’s rich heritage in the book and printing arts while showcasing our local and regional individuals, businesses, and organizations.

How perfect is that? So we set up a table and distributed information about our cause. We signed up some volunteers and really … Continue Reading

Staying in Closer Touch: Literati Fundraiser!

Senghor's autobiography drew standing-room-only crowds

Senghor’s autobiography drew standing-room-only crowds

Shaka Senghor, author of Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, spoke at the Ann Arbor bookstore Literati on Friday, August 26. Mr. Senghor pledged the proceeds of that night’s sales to Children’s Literacy Network, specifically to help fund our Staying in Closer Touch program. SICT connects volunteers with local inmates; the volunteers help inmates record the children’s book they select, and then the volunteer mails the cd of the story and the … Continue Reading

Rep. Debbie Dingell visits West Willow Neighborhood and CLN’s Summer Book Giveaway…

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell attended a picnic at a West Willow neighborhood and looked over some of the books with the children. The children were excited to pick out their books for the summer.


This year, Children’s Literacy Network distributed over 1,000 books at Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor elementary schools and community locations.Our goal at CLN is to ensure that every child has a good book … Continue Reading