Salve Regina hosting “March Into Reading” book festival Saturday

The March Into Reading children’s book festival, now celebrating its 10th year, will be held Saturday, March 2 at Salve Regina. Open to children of all ages and their families, the festival brings together local authors and illustrators to host readings, workshops, book signings and other activities.

March Into Reading will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the O’Hare Academic Center. Among the family activities and hands-on exhibits this year will be discovery rooms for preschool through middle school ages, special exhibits, a reading room for young children, author and illustrator presentations and book sales and signings.

Local authors participating this year include Laura Backman, David Biedrzycki, Laura Gates Galvin, Ann Hood, Mark Peter Hughes, Lucinda Landon, David Macaulay and Mark Tyler Nobleman.

The program is made possible this year with the support of the Hamilton Family Foundation, Island Books, Middletown Education Collaborative, Newport Daily News, Newport Hotel Group, Newport Public Education Foundation, People’s Credit Union, Portsmouth Public Education Foundation and the United Way.

The Aquidneck Collaborative for Education (ACE) is a unique partnership of educational institutions spearheaded and coordinated by Salve Regina’s Department of Education. The ACE mission is to strengthen existing relations among the educational institutions, to promote education as a community value, to provide opportunities for professional development and instructional advancement, to share facilities and resources and to foster communication among the educational institutions and within the community.

For more information, visit the ACE website or call (401) 341-3157.


  1. Robert Stephens says:

    Pictured on the right: Jenna Stephens, Class of 2013 SRU and my daughter.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This learning center was created by Elizabeth Downes, Class of 2013, Early Childhood Education.

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