September 17, 2014
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READ @ Your Library

The Stark County District Library's very own celebrity READ posters. Visit a library location near you and catch a glimpse of one of these posters.

The American Library Association's (ALA) Celebrity READ Campaign has been an internationally recognized program for more than 30 years. Classic posters like Mickey Mouse, Bill Cosby, George Burns, and Elvis have been joined by Hugh Laurie, the Jonas Brothers, Eva Mendes, Corbin Bleu, and Rachael Ray, to become one of the most recognized literacy campaigns today.

READ posters encourage literacy by providing images of popular people enjoying good books. ALA's Celebrity posters have now been joined by local Canton Celebrities: Twice as Good author Richard Michelon and illustrator Eric Velasquez, PGA/LPGA Professional Renee Powell, NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Paul Warfield, Congressman Jim Renacci, New York Times Best Selling author Lauren Myracle, Board of Trustee member James M. Conley (and his granddaughters), NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver and former U.S. Congressman Steve Largent, musician and author Joe Vitale, Congressman John Boccieri, Library Executive Director Kent Oliver, musican Michael Stanley, Repository columnist Charita Goshay, the library's Little Theatre Troupe and Friends of the Library, and Library Board of Trustee member Wanda Young.

(mouse over each image to identify the celebrity)

                     Web image of a READ poster featuring author Richard Michelson and Illustrator Eric Velasquez   

Web image of a READ poster featuring NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Paul Warfield          Web image of a READ poster featuring U.S. Congressman Jim Renacci, representing the 16th District of Ohio

Web image of a READ poster New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Myracle          Web image of a READ poster featuring PGA/LPGA Professional Renee Powell

former Board of Trustees member James M. Conley and his granddaughters          NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver and former U.S. Congressman, Steve Largent

Joe Jr., Joe, and Susie Vitale, Rock and Roll Family, Canton Ohio