California Reads! Celebrate Read Across America

The California Teacher’s Association recently expanded their Read Across America efforts to promote the reading of teacher-recommended books in all grades and reading levels all year.  Educators know how important reading is to student success.  Teaching a child to read and to love reading is one of the best life skills.  Download free posters, certificates, and the “6 Reading Keys” in 8 languages at:

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”  —  Frederick Douglass

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OC Public Libraries Event


Join the Orange County Public Library on Saturday, April 1st for the 11th annual Literary Orange event at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. Meet Fannie Flagg, Marcia Clark, Christina Baker Kline and many more of your favorite authors. Ticket admission includes continental breakfast, lunch, dessert, books, giveaways and more!

Do not miss the early bird special pricing until February 28th! Register today at

To see a complete list of authors, visit: 

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Author’s Tea, You’re Invited!

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What:  Author’s Brunch hosted by The Reading Educator’s Guild, CSUF & Orange County Reading Association

Registration includes brunch, opportunity to hear from a variety of authors, Q&A, book sales and signing.  Cost is $35.  Registration closes Saturday, October 8.

When:  Saturday, October 15, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Registration starts at 8:45 am

Where:  ***CSU Fullerton, Titan Student Union Pavilion C***  (updated location) Free parking available in the structure next to TSU.

Who:  Administrators, teachers, students, anybody who loves books!

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Free Event in Orange County!

13th Annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival
Sunday, September 25, 2016 – 9:30-4:30showphoto
In Association with Orange Coast College

Free event with free parking!

  • Over 125 authors, illustrators, professional storytellers
  • More than 120 booksellers
  • Fun and interactive experiences for children
  • oc-book-festivalIdeas for classroom teachers
  • Five interactive stages with family friendly entertainment
  • Everyone is welcome!
  • For more information visit


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Outstanding Contribution to Reading Awarded to Kathi Bartle Angus

Ann Jones presents Kathi Bartle Angus with Outstanding Contribution to Reading Award

Ann Jones presents Kathi Bartle Angus with Outstanding Contribution to Reading Award

Two of the main goals of the Orange County Reading Association are the improvement of reading and the promotion of literacy in Orange County. OCRA realizes that these goals cannot be met without the support of dedicated individuals. This year we are proud to honor Kathi Bartle Angus with our annual Outstanding Contribution to Reading Award.

Kathi received her B.S. and Multiple Subject California Teaching Credential from San Diego State University. She completed her M.S. in Education with a specialization in Reading at California State University, Fullerton. She has been an educator at the elementary, graduate and undergraduate levels for 40 years.

Her undergraduate teaching interests include critical thinking and academic reading and writing. She has presented on these topics frequently at the College Reading and Learning Association and the California Reading Association and her publications in these areas can be found in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy and the Journal of the College Reading and Learning Association.

Some of her leadership positions have been leading the 9 to 900 Fullerton College-CSUF collaborative reading program, serving three terms as president of the Reading Educators Guild, holding various positions in the College Reading and Learning Association and coordinating the CSUF undergraduate reading program and cohorts in San Juan Capistrano, Newport- Mesa and Fullerton-Buena Park. CRLA presented Kathi the Karen G. Smith Special Recognition Award for her leadership role in their organization. Currently, Kathi is the Associate Director of the Dr. Hazel Miller Croy Reading Center on the CSUF campus.

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