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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Blue Marble Books Creates Teen Leadership/Literature Panel

Local children’s bookstore establishes leadership roles for teenagers.

Blue Marble Books has created a teen leadership/literature panel as a way to further engage with the community, establish leadership roles for teenagers, and address and solve literacy issues within the local community.

The teen panel, who have had two meetings so far, have decided to call themselves The Marble Society. As part of the group they will read young adult books, write book reviews for customers, interview and write talent spotlights on local authors and illustrators, and volunteer at store events like this summer’s Where’s Waldo party and the monthly Graeter’s Reading Corner. In addition, we will be setting up shelves in the Great Teen Room for their favorite book selections.

Even though the group will have an adult facilitator who will always be present at meetings and group events, the Marble Society will be, as much as possible, self-leading. They will lead the meetings and direct their focus to the activities and events with which they feel they will be most helpful to the store and community.

Marble Society members will receive benefits for their participation including: discounts on books, getting to read books in advance of being published, and getting to meet and talk with authors and illustrators.
Blue Marble Books has been serving the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area since June 1979. We are a full-service independent bookseller with a personal commitment to our customers and our community.
Source: Press Release 

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