Bruce Coville's Visit to Skokie
April 13, 2004

Bruce Coville visited Skokie Public Library and two Skokie schools as our second Voice of Youth Award (VOYA) winning author for his beloved book, Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher.

The day included visits with 4th and 5th grade students at Fairview South and Thomas A.  photoEdison Schools. Coville entertained students at both schools with wonderful stories and answered their questions about his books and writing. Between school visits, Coville enjoyed lunch at Skokie Public Library with Youth Services staff, librarians from Fairview South and Thomas A. Edison Schools, and student guests.

In the evening, Coville talked to more than one hundred children and adults in Skokie Public Library’s Petty Auditorium and autographed his books afterward. Take a look... and when you're finished here, visit The Official Bruce Coville Site to learn more about Bruce Coville, his life, and his books!

Morning visit to Fairview South School

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Coville shares a dramatic story from his books and talks with students at Fairview South School.
 

Lunch at Skokie Public Library

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Coville with Fairview South School librarian Sandra Julian (left), Thomas A. Edison School librarian Kerry Flaherty, and special guests from each school.
 

Afternoon visit to Thomas A. Edison School

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Coville answers questions from 4th and 5th grade students at Thomas A. Edison School.
 
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Coville visits with Thomas A. Edison School "Chat and Chew" participants.

Evening program at Skokie Public Library

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Coville autographs his books for admiring readers.
 
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Coville takes a short break from autographing books to visit with Youth Services staff (from left) Jan Watkins, Head of Youth Services; Louise Barnett, School Services Liaison; and Linda Sawyer, Assistant Head of Youth Services.