Monday, August 6, 2012

L.A. Summer Reading Event with JetBlue and PBS Kids

It's all about books this summer, and I'm not complaining! JetBlue and PBS Kids are teaming up for Soar With Reading, a cool summer reading program that kicks off Tuesday, Aug. 7 (1:30 p.m.) with a free event at the downtown Los Angeles Public Library. And you're invited!

The program, in its second year, helps place books into the hands of kids in need (in LA, that means the Los Angeles Universal Preschool), and everyone can help.

If you happen to be downtown tomorrow (or can make it there), you'll be able to check out a performance by PBS Kids' Mr. Steve, take in a reading by Barefoot Books author Susan Reed and receive fun learning materials to help get ready for the new school year.

Even if you can't attend, you can still help. Here's more info, courtesy of Soar With Reading:

1.     Visit and share the name of your favorite kid’s book, and for every submission, JetBlue will donate an age-appropriate book to a deserving child through partner Barefoot Books, with a generous local donation being made to the Los Angeles Universal Preschool. Up to $200,000 worth of books will be donated nationally through this program.

2.     While on the site, families can access free summer reading materials, including an interactive reading list, reading tips and more.

3.     As a special thank you, adults who share their favorite book on the site can also enter into a sweepstakes to win great prizes, including a JetBlue Getaways vacation package! 

Soar With Reading
Los Angeles Central Library
1:30 p.m.
630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Mark Taper Auditorium

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