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It is well known that this Marvin project (which keeps evolving) 
was influenced by involvement in my local U.D. Primos Library.  
Time spent there planted the seed for 
The Marvin's Big Adventure Reading Program. 

That is why I am working to have
Marvin's Big Adventure A Dream Come True 
in permanent collection in all 26 libraries in the 
Delaware County System so everyone in our community can enjoy Marvin's stories.

With that being said here is where we are so far.    
THIS MAP REPRESENTS 
OUR PROGRESS to PROMOTE
EARLY LITERACY.   
I encourage everyone to join your local library.  
Adults and children can greatly benefit from the 
numerous programs and services provided 
at each and every location.  
FOR MORE COMPLETE LIBRARY INFORMATION 
In Delaware County, PA visit 
www.delcolibraries.org
The MARVIN'S BIG ADVENTURE BOOKS' 
ARE IN PERMANENT COLLECTION IN A LIBRARY NEAR YOU~
Upper Darby Primos, Upper DarbySellers, Norwood, Glenolden, Prospect Park, Tinicum, Collingdale, Newtown, Media Upper Providence, Middletown, Springfield, Lansdowne, Swarthmore and Chester Libraries.  

All are part of the Delaware County Library System.
Visit your local library today.
www.delcolibraries.org
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at Marvin's Big Adventure
We are so happy to announce that the 
Medical Camp missionaries are 
safely back from Kenya.  

When I began writing the Marvin books in 2011, 
I never would have imagined that they would cross 
the Atlantic Ocean and be shared with children in another part of the world.  

When I found out that members of my church were going to Kenya to conduct medical camps to the residents I felt a tug at my heart to get involved.  

With that, I connected with my friend Lucy Kibe and 
supplied her with copies of my books for the children.    
Above are some pictures of the missionaries reading Marvin's Big Adventure 
to the children in an orphanage in Nakuru.  
The children loved the stories and the missionaries were delighted to be able to provide a memorable experience. 

In addition to copies of Marvin's Big Adventure and Marvin's Christmas Wish we were able to provide funding for additional books and 
school supplies.   

And, as a special surprise 'KENNY' the monkey our 
'Good Will Ambassador' for the Marvin program 
will be staying permanently 
to continue the message of FRIENDSHIP 
and LOVE to the children in the orphanage. 

I was also excited to hear that the stories were 
read in both English and Swahili. ‪
#‎marvinsbigadventure‬ 
MARVIN'S BIG ADVENTURE 
GOES 
INTERNATIONAL 
About the Author
Christen Cooper 
Christen Cooper is a professional 
photographer, and graphic artist.  When her 
son Jacob was born in 2006, she committed to 
teaching him a love for books so they became regulars at their local library.  Over the years 
Christen's enjoyment for children’s books 
grew along with her sons.  

A few years later, when her son was in kindergarten a chance arose to bring his favorite stuffed buddy Marvin the monkey 
to school.  What started as a simple adventure story for her young son to capture the magic of being 5, has since grown into a 
three book series and award winning 
program for children.  

Since 2012, Christen has published three books 
in the Marvin series and has developed an award winning reading program which focuses on early literacy skills and exercises to promote positive behavior for children 4 to 8 years old.  Thems focus on Robust Vocabulary, Kindness,  Friendship, Acceptance and Dreaming Big.   

To date, Christen has read to 
thousands of children throughout the Delaware 
County area and her books are in permanent collection in more than half of the 26 libraries 
in Delaware County.  

Christen's Reading Enrichment Program combines animated readings of her books 
with fun engaging activities designed for 
young children.  

And now, the 
'MARVIN GIVES BACK' 
Program is Reaching Children all across the GLOBE!
Ahhh...Theres Nothing LIKE a GOOD BOOK!