Another collaboration, the colorful band above Radford Reads is the logo of the New River Public Library Coop. A free card gives residents use of Montgomery-Floyd Regional Libraries, RU’s McConnell Library, the Pulaski County System, Craig County and Narrows, Pearisburg, and Radford Public Libraries and the unique resources of each.

Free and open to the public, local author Cece Bell will visit Radford University Wednesday, April 11 and the Radford Public Library Tuesday, April 24 both from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Newbery and Eisner award-winning author of “El Deafo” and many other children’s books, Bell will be the first author presented by Radford Reads, a program that is linking the university and the town through the joy of reading and storytelling.

Radford Reads program is a collaboration among RU’s School of Teacher Education and Leadership; Teaching Resources Center; College…

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