Media Advisory for Thursday, July 18

Jul 17, 2013

Media Advisory For Thursday, July 18 – 10am-12pm

Contact: Beth Spezia, WSIU Educational Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-5595,

Image from children's international TV program, Stella and Sam.
Credit Radical Sheep Productions, Canada

Carbondale, Ill. -- Reporters, photographers, and camera crews are invited to cover free screenings of award-winning Prix Jeunesse International children's films at regional libraries this summer. The films are being shown as part of the summer library reading program, “Have Book, Will Travel”. The SIU College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, WSIU Public Broadcasting, the SIU Global Media Research Center, and the SIU Center for International Education are presenting the films in conjunction with regional libraries.

The next film screening will be held this Thursday, July 18 from 10am to noon at Herrin City Library in Herrin.

Films to be featured are aimed at children ages 6 and younger, although older children are welcome, and include Stella and Sam from Radical Sheep Productions, Canada; 3rd and Bird from Little Airplane Productions, USA; and What’s Your News? From TT Animation, United Kingdom.

Students from countries featured in the films will meet and interact with children and parents at the screening, courtesy of the SIU Center for International Education. Special book titles representing countries featured in the films also will be available to families.

The complete “Have Book, Will Travel” schedule, with locations, dates, times, and films to be featured, is available online at

For additional details, contact Beth Spezia, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, at (618) 453-5595,

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