2018-03-08 / News

Books for Breakfast set for this Saturday

SAGINAW – Enjoy free books and pancakes for National Reading Month by attending the READ Association of Saginaw County’s 13th annual Books for Breakfast on Saturday, March 10, from 9 – 11:30 a.m. at the Hunger Solution Center, 940 E. Genesee St. The cost for each ticket at the door is $3.00 with children under age 1 attending for free.

Families will enjoy a morning filled with a pancake breakfast, costume characters and puppets, storytelling, and free books for all children attending. Literacy activities will be presented by Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, Public Libraries of Saginaw, Saginaw County’s Birth through Five Program and the READ Association. The event is funded, in part, by the Harvey Randall Wickes Foundation.

Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods to the event to help support Hidden Harvest and the East Side Soup Kitchen. For each can donated, participants will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win additional books in a raffle.

Winners of the 2018 READ drawing/writing contest will be announced at 10:15am. Prizes include two new bicycles, cash, and books for the most creative entries. Bicycles are generously donated by Catholic Family Credit Union.

The READ Association’s mission is to help students improve their reading skills and discover the joy of reading. It accomplishes this through community events, such as Books for Breakfast and DEAR at the Zoo (June 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square). It also services over 30 mentor sites across Saginaw County. For more information about READ and mentoring opportunities, like the group on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, visit the website at www.readinsaginaw.org, or call the office at (989) 755-8402.

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