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CLiF’s Virtual Summer Series Explores “Oceans of Possibilities”

Children sitting on wood porch with adult reading a book
Children attend a CLiF event. Photo by Mary Mello.
The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is holding a free virtual summer series, exploring the Collaborative Summer Library Program theme, “Oceans of Possibilities.” The series offers three fun and informative midday sessions hosted by different CLiF presenters, each with a unique take on the theme. These sessions are free and appropriate for children of all ages.

  • On Thursday, July 21, at 11:30 a.m., Vermont author Christy Mihaly will share her new book, “Water: A Deep Dive of Discovery.” Dive in, and immerse yourself in fascinating facts about water! Watch the trailer and read more here. Christy has written more than 30 children’s nonfiction titles on topics from hayfields to free speech to food. She writes for kids because she believes that our best hope for the future is raising young people who love to read and giving them the knowledge and skills to lead.
  • On Wednesday, July 27, at 11:30 a.m., Vermont author Steve Swineburne will tell stories, sing songs, and share poems about tide pools and sea turtles. Steve is a life-long naturalist, author, and musician who loves to share his passion for the environment, writing, and music. 
  • On Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 11:30 a.m., Vermont poet Ted Scheu, “That Poetry Guy,” will host a workshop compiling oceans of ideas, questions, facts, and stories into poems written by participants. Ted has written thousands of poems for children and is a former classroom teacher. 
Each session will last about half an hour. CLiF welcomes summer programs with students of all ages to attend and invites kids to come prepared to share and enjoy some fun around reading, books, stories, and the oceans of possibilities.

All are welcome to attend by filling out this Google form to receive Zoom links for the sessions, or email clif@clifonline.com. 

The Children’s Literacy Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to nurture a love of reading and writing among children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont who are at higher risk of growing up with low literacy skills. Since 1998, CLiF has supported and inspired over 350,000 young readers and writers through its literacy program grants and has given almost $10 million in new, high-­quality children’s books. For more information about CLiF and to apply, visit www.clifonline.org.