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KSC's Mason Library Lecture: Motivating Boys to Read

KEENE, N.H., 3/31/10 - Author Michael Sullivan will present Keene State College’s 2010 Mason Library Lecture, “Boys and Reading: Bad Rap or Just Time for a New Approach?” on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Mabel Brown Room, Student Center.

Sullivan has spoken widely on the topic of motivating pre-adolescent boys to read. He is the author of Connecting Boys with Books: What Libraries Can Do, The Fundamentals of Children’s Service, Connecting Boys With Books 2: Bridging the Reading Gap, and Serving Boys through Readers Advisory.

He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard, a master’s in library and information science from Simmons College (Boston), and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He has been a children’s librarian and library director in public libraries for more than 18 years, most recently as the interim director of the Rye Public Library in Rye, New Hampshire. He is a former president of the New Hampshire Library Association, was the 1998 New Hampshire Librarian of the Year, and has received numerous awards for his work.

The Mason Library Lecture, now in its 21st year, brings to campus scholars whose works or publications have contributed significantly to the disciplines in which they specialize. The lecture series seeks to provide students with learning opportunities outside the classroom and to contribute to the academic life of the campus community. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Wallace E. Mason Library at Keene State College and The Keene Sentinel. For more information on the lecture, contact Cheryl Spangler at 603-358-2723 or

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