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Discovery Park Campus continues Children’s Story Reading Program with “Oscar Otter”

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[Click Image to Enlarge] EAC’s Discovery Park Campus presents a reading of the children’s story, “Oscar Otter Meets the Mayor” on September 3, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. [Contributed photo]

By Todd Haynie

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus brings back its popular Children’s Reading Program with Dean Harry Swanson’s Alaska story, “Oscar Otter Meets the Mayor.” Swanson will present the story himself in the Campus’ Jupiter Room on Thursday, September 3, 2009 from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

“We know that children become better readers if they are regularly read to. We also know that they will become better readers if they practice reading with materials that are interesting to them,” explains Swanson. “Because it is obvious that good readers make more successful college students, we want to start early with our attempts to give today's young children a ‘leg up’ for their future education. I think this is just one more very positive way that EAC can serve our community and its future leaders.”

The reading of “Oscar Otter” is, by request, a repeat of the story presented a year ago. Admission to the event is free and is most suitable for children between 4 and 12 years old. Each child will be given a copy of the story to take home.

For more information about the reading, or EAC’s Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at (928) 428-6260.