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Captain Book is Coming to Keizer!

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Date: July 15, 2013

Contact: Jan Jackson 503-391-8070

Keizer Heritage Center to host interactive talk on literacy

Dr. Morris Pike, children’s author and retired university theater professor who doubles as the reading pirate Captain Book, will be speaking at the Keizer Heritage Center about the importance of getting books into the hands and homes of young children. Pike, who created the Kiwanis Club of Greater Encinitas Literacy Foundation in 2000, visits about 70 San Diego County Head Starts, elementary classrooms and libraries a year inspiring children to read. To date, he has given more than 70,000 free books to children who would not ordinarily have them.

The program, which is free and open to the public, is geared to teachers, librarians, parents and students interested in literacy. It is set for Thursday, August 1, at 7:30 pm at the Keizer Heritage Center, 980 Chemawa Road, NE. After a short photo introduction of Captain Book’s program, Keizer Times Publisher Lyndon Zaitz, will interview Dr. Pike and moderate a question and answer period with the audience. Reservations are not necessary.

For more information, call Jan Jackson@ 503-391-8070 or JoAnne Beilke, at 503-507-8702. For more information on Captain Book, visit www.captainbook.org