The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) is a special unit within the MSU Moorhead Library providing materials and assistance to students and faculty of the Teacher Education programs. All students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public may use the resources of the CMC.
The CMC sponsors and coordinates the Comstock Reading Aloud Initiative which supports two annual awards, the Comstock Read Aloud Book Award (ages 9-12) and the Wanda Gag Read Aloud Book Award (toddlers to age 8). These awards are announced each May.
SAVE THE DATE, September 30th! To celebrate MSUM Library's grand re-opening and tenth anniversary of the Read Aloud Book Awards, Candace Fleming, well-known children's author, will present a public lecture entitled "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Book Shelf." This fun-filled and informal session traces Ms. Fleming's journey, chronicling both the pitfalls and the joys of writing for children. Ms. Fleming's presentation will be held in Lib 103 at 4:30 p.m.
Polar by T. R. Pearson “The tale of Clayton, a ne’-er-do-well notorious among the townies for his devotion to pornographic movies on the satin channel. Suddenly without warning, he asks to be called “Titus” and appears to possess prophetic gifts (though in a trivial way), which win him fame and popularity. But what is it […]
Election : a novel by Tom Perrotta Yep, the basis for that Matthew Broderick/Reese Witherspoon movie. ” . . . darkly comic novel (that) brilliantly captures high school and its politics at their best and worst.”
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her. Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fictio.