LINCOLN (SNR) – Page One will sponsor the fourth annual “Bishop Book Club” Feb. 9 at the St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center in Lincoln, from 9 to 11 a.m.
All seventh- and eighth-graders in the Diocese of Lincoln are invited to join Bishop James Conley for a morning of food, fun, and great literature.
Page One is an extracurricular literacy program sponsored by the Diocesan Education Office. Award-winning books are reviewed and suggested for book lists to ensure students are reading wholesome literature that promotes positive, true messages.
Eleven diocesan schools currently participate in Page One, with more than 350 students and coaches involved. Throughout each Page One season, teams meet, discuss the books and play games. Three large events are sponsored, including the Bishop Book Club, Fun Day, and Competition Day. A child does not need to be an active participant in the Page One program to register and attend the Feb. 9 event.
This year, Bishop Conley has selected poetry instead of a novel for his “Book Club” day. Students are reading 10 poems, including titles by John Keats and Emily Dickinson. His Excellency also issued a challenge for students to memorize four of the poems.
“I am grateful for the work of those involved with the Page One program in the Diocese of Lincoln,” the bishop said. “The reading of good, quality literature is a great habit to instill at an early age to aid our imaginations over the course of a lifetime.”