Sunday, September 29, 2013

Save the Date for the Next WARC Event!


     The next exciting Williamsburg Area Reading Council event will be the annual book talk "You've Got To Read This! Books for Kids, Books for Us!"  

    This year, we will once again have three speakers which will represent elementary, middle, and high school levels. Local experts on children and young adult literature will be speaking at Bruton Parish Center in Merchant's Square on December 2nd at 6:30 pm. The Bruton Parish Center is located next door to William and Mary's Bookstore. Parking is available behind the center and other nearby lots near Colonial Williamsburg. Light refreshments will be served. Barnes and Noble will also be on hand selling a selection of books that are a part of the book talks. 

    The event is free to current members of the Williamsburg Area Reading Council. For those who are not members of WARC, you may join for the school year for $30 at the door. Joining WARC also makes you a member of the Virginia State Reading Association. If you are not a current member of WARC and you would like to attend this event only, you will need to pay $5 at the door.  

    There is a great incentive for current members of WARC to get to the event early! The first 20 WARC members who come to the event will be given a $5 Barnes and Noble gift card! That would be great to apply to a Barnes and Noble purchase that evening. A representative from Barnes and Noble will be at the event selling a selection of some of the titles that will be shared by the speakers. A book list of all the books that the presenters will discuss will also be made available to attendees. 

    WARC service project this year involves accepting donations of new and gently used books which will be donated to local charities such as FISH and Avalon. If you would like to bring some books to donate, we would love to accept your donations on the evening of the presentation. If you have any questions about the service project or you would like to donate to the cause at a different time, please contact Mrs. Lisa Smith, reading specialist at Norge Elementary, at We thank-you for any contributions that you can make throughout the school year so we may support literacy in our community. 

     To find out more information about the book talk event, please contact WARC Board Member Sarah Lichtel at We look forward to seeing everyone at this event!