North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central College hosts bookfair at Barnes & Noble Oct. 30

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North Central College will host a bookfair, including a story time and face painting for children, Saturday, Oct. 30, at Barnes & Noble, 47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The event is free and open to the public.

Students from the College will be in the store’s Children’s Department leading a story time at 10:30 p.m. and doing face painting at 11 a.m.

North Central’s education department is coordinating the event as part of a fundraising effort. A percentage of book, music and café purchases throughout the day, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., will benefit the College’s resource center for future teachers. Vouchers that designate North Central College will be available when purchases are made.
People can also participate in the bookfair online; visit from Oct. 30 to Nov. 13. At the online checkout, enter Bookfair ID 01325256 and a percentage of your purchase will benefit North Central’s resource center.

The bookfair will directly benefit North Central’s Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Curriculum Resource Center, named to honor a beloved professor of education who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2008. Her vision was to create a curriculum resource center with literature and materials to help train and equip future educators. Funds raised during the bookfair will provide new books.

For more information contact Maureen Kincaid, associate professor of education, at
North Central College offers undergraduate degrees in elementary education, secondary education, reading and English language learning, as well as art education, music education, health education and physical education. The College offers a master of arts degree in education, with emphasis in curriculum and instruction or educational leadership and administration.

North Central’s rigorous education program exceeds state requirements by requiring 150 hours of classroom field study at all levels while the state requires just 100 hours. North Central’s department of education is fully accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education, which uses National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards to assess the programs offered at North Central College.