United Way calls kids to reading fun

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine — The United Way of Aroostook (UWA) will host free, fun-filled Read Across Aroostook events on Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 10 am -11 am at sites all over Aroostook County.  

This countywide event is a continuation of the UWA’s commitment to children, communities and literacy.  Volunteers will read the book of their choice and have fun with the children while emphasizing the importance of reading.

In addition, children will color a bookmark and enjoy some special reading prizes.  

Volunteers will be stationed at sites all over Aroostook County, including: Caribou Public Library, Fort Kent Public Library, Ashland Public Library, Mark & Emily Turner Library in Presque Isle, Katahdin Public Library in Island Falls, Birch Street Community Center in Presque Isle, Veterans Memorial Library in Patten, Fort Fairfield Housing Authority, Madawaska Public Library, Walter T.A. Hansen Memorial Library in Mars Hill, Houlton Elementary School, Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library in Van Buren, Long Lake Public Library in St. Agatha and Frost Memorial Library in Limestone.

The Easton Rec Center will host the event Tuesday Aug. 1, from 10-11 a.m.

The United Way implements several programs that promote literacy here in The County, including the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (providing nearly 2,200 books to preschool children each month), Summer Slide (providing nearly 700 County first-graders with books for summer reading), and other summer reading celebrations.

For more information, contact UWA at 764-5197.

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