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Read Across America coming to Lincoln Square Mall on March 3rd

The 18th annual Read Across America Community Celebration is happening next weekend! It’ll be taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 3rd at Lincoln Square Mall. The event invites Champaign County children to interact with “30 hands-on literacy activities sponsored by local organizations, agencies and schools.” All over the mall, there will be volunteers from local Rotary clubs to read to the children, as well as professional storytellers, musicians, performers, and community organizations. As apart of their Read Across the World theme, there will also be a World Languages Reading Space, where kids can listen to stories Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, French, and more. The event is free, and the first 1,000 children will receive a free book bag and book!

Here’s the official press release about it:

Children in Champaign County are invited to the 18th Annual Read Across America Community Celebration!  The theme this year is Read Across the World!

The event is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 3th at Lincoln Square Mall.  There will be more than 30 hands-on literacy related activities sponsored by local organizations, agencies and schools.  Volunteers from local Rotary clubs will read stories to children throughout the mall.  The Rotaries and Altrusa International of Champaign Urbana are also sponsoring professional storytellers and entertainment that will appear on the main stage throughout the event.  The World Languages Reading Space will offer children the opportunity to hear stories read in many different languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, French and more. The first 1,000 children will receive a free book bag and a new book to take home, paid for by participating sponsors.


And the poster for it: 

Here’s the Facebook event

Photos from Facebook.

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