Crowder opens literacy center
September 14, 2004
Crowder College Even Start/AEL was awarded a special literacy grant to covert a former Even Start facility to a community literacy center. Although the grant also funds salaries for adult literacy teachers, volunteers are needed to man the library/resource center.

The center, which includes a library/resource center for adults seeking simpler reading material; parents who seek to find educational toys, books, videos, tapes and parenting information; a resource area for Crowder College Even Start and AEL staff; and a hands on library for children with toys, books, interactive games, and a complete leap frog center, also includes a classroom available for adult reading classes at no charge.

Although day and evening classes began Monday, Sept. 13, screening for placement in classes continues throughout the week. Jeanette Johnson and Terry Sherrill are the class instructors.

The focus is on helping students find out how they best learn. Visual, audio, kinesthetic and tactile learning styles are used. While classes are limited to 5 students, four classes continuing until the end of the semester are available.

Open house is scheduled for September 20

All are invited to attend a community wide open house is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 20, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Crowder College Literacy Center. Classroom and resource library tours will be conducted by the staff. An overview of the services provided and a children's story hour will be held at 5 p.m.

From Wal-Mart in Neosho, travel south on Hwy 59 through two stoplights to Hwy D. Turn left on Hwy D. Take the first left on Beaumont, beside the BSU. Take an additional first left onto Crowder Drive. The Literacy Center is located at the second drive on the left. Watch for signs

For more information contact Andrea Ball, Literacy Coordinator - Neosho Even Start or phone (417) 451-4943.

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