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The Global Book Hour

 

Providing neighborhood children and families with:

  • interactive read aloud

  • reading strategies and activities

  • multi-cultural books

  • healthy snacks

 

Schedule & Locations


Wegman's Cafe

Saturdays
October 3 - December 12, 2015
10:30 am until 12:00 noon
601 Amherst Street, Buffalo, 14207

 

Westside Value Laundromat

Mondays
October 5 - December 7, 2015
4:30 pm until 6:00 pm
417 Massachusetts Avenue, Buffalo, 14213

 

 

Book Lists


Each semester the Global Book Hour brings a unique and engaging collection of books to the community. The Fall 2015 theme, Imagination, features a wonderful collection! Click here for the current list and to review past books, would be a great addition to any home library!

 

 

Parent Testimonials


The Global Book Hour is making an impact on the level of interest and success children experience with reading and literacy, as well as their comfort within social situations and interactions. Read our Parent Testimonials to learn just how much of an impact GBH is having on communities and families!
 

 

 

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About GBH


The Global Book Hour integrates geography, vocabulary, music, visual arts, and healthy eating into a weekly, one-hour, session held at local businesses.

Each week focuses on a different part of the world, and all activities center on "travel" to this location. Children and their families participate in the weekly activities, and continue learning with the book received, and through suggested activites made available at the session and online.

Buffalo State undergraduate and graduate students facilitate the GBH program. A clinically-rich field experience, the GBH allows teacher candidates from a variety of disciplines to work together to lead this university-business-community partnership.

The GBH began in spring 2010 as a partnership between the Elementary Education and Reading Department and Wegmans on Amherst Street. Healthy snacks are provided by Wegmans Chef Jason and Amy Pastore.

 

Participate


Want to participate in the Global Book Hour? There are many ways for volunteers, students, parents, community members, and donors to be a part of this amazing program.  Click here to find opportunites for becoming involved!

 

 

Get A Library Card


Visit the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library website to learn how to:

  • obtain a library card
  • borrow library materials
  • search the online catalog
  • find out library locations and hours

 

Global Book Project

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Bacon Hall 302
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5916 •  Fax: (716) 878-6033
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