The Global Book Hour integrates geography, vocabulary, music, visual arts, and healthy eating into a weekly, one-hour, session held at local businesses/community centers.
Each week focuses on a different part of the world, and all activities center on "travel" to this location. Children and their families participate in the weekly activities, and continue learning with the book received, and through suggested activities made available at the session and online.
Buffalo State undergraduate and graduate students facilitate the GBH program. A clinically-rich field experience, the GBH allows teacher candidates from a variety of disciplines to work together to lead this university-business-community partnership.
The GBH began in spring 2010 as a partnership between the Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership Department and Wegmans on Amherst Street.
217 East Delavan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14208
Thursdays | 4-5 PM
March 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 21, 28
Each semester the Global Book Hour brings a unique and engaging collection of books to the community. View the list online or download an annotated bibliography (PDF) of our past and current books. All are a great addition to any home library!
Want to participate in the Global Book Hour? There are many ways for volunteers, students, parents, community members, and donors to become a part of this amazing program.
Visit the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library website to learn how to:
The Global Book Hour is making an impact on the level of interest and success children experience with reading and literacy, as well as their comfort within social situations and interactions. Read our parent testimonials to learn just how much of an impact GBH is having on communities and families!
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