Children's Author Presentation & Book Signing With Matthew Gollub

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The Pollak Library is pleased to host this exciting children's author presentation under the sponsorship of the Donoghue Children's Literature Center.

About the Program

Program Title: "Drumming Up Readers at School and at Home"

  • Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm (author talk 1 hour, followed by book sale and signing)*
  • Location: Pollak Library South, Room 360
  • Admission: Free and open to the public (normal campus parking rules apply)

Program Description: Add rhythm, interaction, and props to your read-alouds while inspiring students to read more at home. Children's author-storyteller Matthew Gollub brings rare vitality to his "literary performance" and enjoys helping teachers do the same with theirs. He speaks English, Spanish, Japanese and jazz! He also plays drums. Prepare to be engaged! Book sale and signing to follow.

Target Audience: Pre-school through elementary teachers, including bilingual teachers and daycare professionals, and children's librarians.

* Doors will open at 12:45pm. Refreshments will be provided.

About the Author

"I enjoy presenting my stories with music and drama, sparking the creativity inherent in young people." -- Matthew Gollub

Matthew Gollub ( is the critically acclaimed children's author of 15 picture books, and the winner of 26 national awards and distinctions. He is also the publisher of Tortuga Press. Gollub specializes in multimedia children's publications, featuring musical and bilingual (Spanish or Japanese) storytelling, and has performed at nationwide at over 1,000 schools and conferences.

About the Donoghue Children's Literature Center

The Donoghue Children's Literature Center was founded in 2000 by CSUF Elementary Education Professor Mildred Donoghue, and is located on the Fourth Floor of Pollak Library North. The Center focuses on collecting award-winning children's literature written for the K-6 audience and maintains a collection of approximately 1000 titles. Older titles are moved to the Pollak Library's juvenile collection.

The Center's award-winning interior was designed by Laura Ridley of the American Society of Interior Designers, San Diego Chapter and is intended to evoke the feeling of a children's library.

The Center's board meets throughout the year to select books based on reviews in Horn Book Magazine and similar sources.

The books in the Donoghue Children's Literature Center do not circulate and can only be used in the library.

Location & Floor Map

This program will be held on March 13, 2013, in room PLS-360 in the Third Floor South of Pollak Library.