Description:  The Little Read is an elementary education community-wide reading initiative of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series “In Their Own Words.”  It is designed to provide quality literature for classroom use and to involve in meaningful ways parents and other community members in the educational process.
Mission:  The mission of The Little Read is to make reading come alive to elementary school children (and their parents) in Catawba County by organizing special reading and cultural programs in conjunction with the appearance of a major children’s author.
The 2014-2015 visiting author is Joyce Hostetter.  The book Blue will be enjoyed by 5th grade students and teachers.
Schedule of Events:
March 17th - 20th:  Drama Performances by LR at schools
April 15th - 16th:  Author presentations to students in PE Monroe Auditorium
Thursday, April 16th - 4:00 to 6:00:  Teacher presentations and reception, Belk Lobby
Saturday, April 18th - 12:00 until: Community presentation
Performance Schedule for The Little Read –  Blue
Conducted by the Lenoir Rhyne Drama Department
Monday, 3/16
Tuesday, 3/17
9:30 AM
Bunker Hill Feeder
9:30 AM
Bandys Feeder Area
Lyle Creek Elementary
Balls Creek Elementary
12:30 PM
Maiden Feeder Area Schools
12:30 PM
Foard Feeder Area Schools
12:30 PM
St. Stephens Feeder Area
Maiden High Auditorium
Mt. View Elementary
St. Stephens Elementary


Author presentation – Joyce Hostetter
at PE Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir Rhyne University

Wednesday, April 15th - 11:15 to 12:00
Balls Creek
Sherrills Ford
Mt View

Thursday, April 16th  - 9:30 to 10:15
Snow Creek
Lyle Creek
St Stephens E

Thursday, April 16th  -  11:15 to 12:00
Maiden E

Teachers are encouraged to attend the public presentation on April 18th at noon in PE Monroe Auditorium on the LR Campus. 


Art and Literature Contest - 3 students for art and 3 students for literature should be chosen from each school.  The theme for both is "Standing Together:  ." 


 Little Read Documents

Folder: 2010 - How Tia Lola Came to Visit Stay
1/23/2011 8:59 PMNo presence informationBlack, Leslie
Folder: 2011 - Love, Ruby Lavender
1/23/2011 9:08 PMNo presence informationBlack, Leslie
Folder: 2012 - The Great Kapok Tree
12/2/2011 9:31 AMNo presence informationBlack, Leslie
Folder: 2013 - Rules
1/10/2013 1:46 PMNo presence informationBlack, Leslie
Folder: 2014 - The Hour of the Olympics
12/30/2013 10:06 AMNo presence informationBlack, Leslie
Folder: 2015 - Blue
1/19/2015 3:12 PMNo presence informationBlack, Leslie


The 2013-2014 author was Mary Pope Osborne.  Third grade students and teachers loved reading The Hour of the Olympics.  

The 2012-2013 author was Cynthia Lord.  Fifth grade students and teachers loved reading Rules.
Cynthia Lord Rules website - - (Rules Resources)

The 2011-2012 author was Lynne Cherry.  Second grade students and teachers enjoyed The Great Kapok Tree. 
The 2010-2011 author was Deborah Wiles.  Third grade students and teachers read the book Love, Ruby LavenderTeacher
The 2009-2010 author was national known auther, Julia Alvarez.  Fourth grade was the identified group using the book How Tia Lola Came to Visit Stay