From 2008 to 2015, the CCB Outreach & Communications Coordinator worked to expand the reach of the Center and collaborate with like-minded organizations on a variety of youth literacy efforts. Each of the five Outreach Coordinators brought a unique set of interests and talents to the position, making for a diverse collection of partnerships and projects throughout campus and the community.

Thanks to the generosity of Bill and Mary Stewart, the Center for Children’s Books collaborated with dozens of organizations throughout the Champaign-Urbana area, working together to promote literacy and children’s books for countless students, children, and families. Projects ranged from in-house workshops all the way to the campus and community-wide Youth Literature Festival. Check out the pictures below for a glimpse at the CCB’s history of outreach.