The College of San Mateo has announced that it is starting an Athletes as Readers and Leaders* program. Page three of the CSM Library's Spring 2010 issue of its newsletter, "Bulldog's Bookcase" announced: "Coming Soon! Child Care Services Coordinator Louise Piper, Library Director Lorrita Ford, Head Football Coach Bret Pollack and Library Support Specialist Bryan Gerbig recently met to kick off planning for the CSM Athletes as Readers and Leaders Project. CSM athletes will read picture books to children in the Child Development Center to encourage reading and open a dialog about the importance of sports, exercise and academics. The program will also help athletes appreciate their influence as role models."
*Athletes as Readers and Leaders is a program endorsed and promoted by the California School Library Association. CSLA is delighted to see the "best practice" embraced by the College of San Mateo.