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Houston Cole Children's Corner: Events

We're Back! 

2022 3rd Annual JSU College for Kids! 

Experience college this summer!

The Houston Cole Library will host our annual JSU College for Kids summer program at the Houston Cole Library during June and July, 2022. JSU Professors will be giving 27  little lectures in the Children's Corner on a wide assortment of topics. Lectures are best suited for children 4-8, though all ages are welcome. The program will close with a graduation ceremony (with Cocky!) for those children who attend six lectures or more. The Dean of the Library will present the diplomas.  Please see the calendar below for dates!

SUMMER PROGRAM!

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Children's Corner Grand Opening!

When?: October 25th, 2017
Time?: 3:00 pm
Where?: 5th Floor of the Houston Cole Library

 


Please see the Chanticleer, JSU's student newspaper, for this article about the opening of the Children's Corner! 
 

Dr. Pamela Beehler, First Lady of Jacksonville State University, breaks in the Children's Corner with a read aloud of Wild about Books

Dr. Pamela Beehler, First Lady of Jacksonville State University, breaks in the Children's Corner with a read aloud of Wild about Books

 

Join us on Tuesday evenings for storytelling time at 6:00- 7:30 p.m.  Check here to see the JSU college students featured for each storytelling night. The purpose of the College Students Read! project is to allow our students to engage with the community by reading aloud to children during storytelling nights. Find out who our readers are by checking this page weekly. 

Storytelling Workshop! 
We strongly recommend that volunteer readers watch "Storytime Magic: Tips & Tricks for Performing Fantastic Read Alouds." 
Our experts discuss ways to make reading picture books to children fun and exciting! Speakers for this workshop are: 

  • Jill Marsh, Director of the Dr. Cynthia H. Harper Child Study Center
  • Randy Blades, Department Chair of Jacksonville State University's Drama Department
  • Kimberly Westbrooks, Librarian at the Houston Cole Library
  • Wendy Stephens, Program Chair of Jacksonville State University's Library Media Program

It is almost HCL Tailgate time!!! Join us October 7 11AM - 2PM for some food, fun, and games. Learn a little about YOUR Library too! We hope to see you there.