Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 3, 2005
Esme Raji Codell has created the PlanetEsme Bookroom, the first of its kind literary salon. Housing one of the countryÂs most impressive childrenÂs book collections of over 12,000 titles in a non-circulating resource library, ÂChicagoÂs literary living roomÂ is dedicated to the principles found in her book, How to Get Your Child to Love Reading, with the primary goals of promoting literacy and a love of reading in children.
Little did she know when she wrote in 2003, ÂI wish I could invite you all into my living room to share these wonderful booksÂ Â that her wish would come true. Self-sponsored, the ever-evolving salon currently offers storytimes, workshops, book talks by nationally renowned authors and illustrators and magical delights such as a rousing band organ and a Âlollipop treeÂ that bears real fruit. Though the atmosphere may seem playful, the true purpose is to inspire and empower adults to make reading childrenÂs books part of a lifestyle in the home, classroom and beyond.
Ms. Codell brings her experience as a teacher, librarian, parent and bestselling author to both the Bookroom and its corollary website, PlanetEsme.com. She seeks to create new alliances and enthusiasts with the zeal of a literary evangelist. ÂHer intention is to inspire parents and teachers to become more confident and positive about being a supporting character in a childÂs reading life story,Â says one parent. ÂI know IÂve been changed.Â
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