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Mayor Kasim Reed’s Summer Reading Club to Host Closing Celebration

Post Date:08/01/2014 4:00 PM
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Mayor’s Office of Communications 
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Anne Torres, Director 
404-330-6429, office 
404-904-2618, cell 
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Melissa Mullinax, Deputy Communications Director
404-330-6756, office
404-825-2430, cell
mjmullinax@atlantaga.gov


Thế giới cáFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08/1/2014

Media Advisory

Mayor Kasim Reed’s Summer Reading Club to Host Closing Celebration

Family event will commemorate the program’s second successful year

WHO

Mayor Kasim Reed
Amy Phuong, Interim Commissioner, Department of Parks and Recreation
Mindy Binderman, Executive Director, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS)
Milton Little, President, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
Erica Dechicchis, VP and Director of Client and Community Relations, PNC
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Thế giới cá Other local non-profit partners, education leaders, parents, and children

WHAT:

The ‘Mayor’s Summer Reading Club,’ an initiative of the City of Atlanta and the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS), will host a Closing Celebration at Woodruff Arts Center to recognize the conclusion of another successful summer. The event will provide activities for children and families including arts and crafts, bike safety demonstrations, writing activities, a live performance, and a drama workshop. All children who attend will receive a free book appropriate for their age group, and will have the opportunity to enter in a bike raffle.

This year, the ‘Mayor’s Summer Reading Club’ distributed 15,000 free books to children across the city. The Club leverages community engagement to encourage children to continue reading and learning throughout the summer, while also helping families instill literacy as a core value in the home. The program seeks to raise awareness of the value and importance of reading to children every day by distributing free books to children aged eight years old and younger in Atlanta.

WHEN:

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Mayor’s Summer Reading Club’s Closing Celebration
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Program begins at 11 a.m.

WHERE:

Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309

 NOTE:

For more information, contact: mayorsreadingclub@gmail.com or visit  or .

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