March 23, 2012

Owens Findlay-area Campus Event Celebrates and Promotes Literacy

FINDLAY, Ohio – Owens Community College recently celebrated and promoted the importance of literacy as over 100 area residents engaged in a variety of free activities during the first-ever Literacy Fair on the Findlay-area Campus.

Area children participated in several interactive events throughout the Literacy Fair, highlighted by creating their very own bookmarks, participating in coloring activities and attending “Read Aloud” sessions. The “Read Aloud” sessions were coordinated by Owens teacher education students in the family, communities and schools class and featured stories with the Dr. Suess theme.

Additionally, attendees had the chance to meet with several local community representatives and ask them questions about literacy outreach opportunities available through their organizations. A Scholastic Book Sale also took place in conjunction with the Literacy Fair. All proceeds from the book sale benefited the Hope House, the Owens Findlay-area Campus Early Learning Center and the Owens Findlay-area Campus Library.

The event was coordinated by the Owens Leadership Academy Team Horton.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit

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