Bilingual Literacy Festival offers free books, backpacks

2013-08-08T16:52:00Z 2013-08-08T16:58:28Z Bilingual Literacy Festival offers free books, backpacksArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 08, 2013 4:52 pm  • 

If you’re looking for an educational option to entertain the kids this weekend, you might consider bringing them to the Bilingual Literacy Festival.

The Fifth Annual Feria de la Lectura will take place this Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington Road.

The festival strives to foster a love of reading in Spanish among the Spanish speaking community of Tucson while encouraging literacy in both languages for all young people.

Tucson councilwoman Regina Romero, the Mexican Consulate and the Pima County Public Library are encouraging the public to attend this free event.

Event activities range the gamut from hearing stories read and participating in art projects to chowing down on healthy snacks and visiting with everyone’s favorite simian, Curious George.

In addition, free books written in Spanish and free backpacks will be handed out to attendees.

Literacy organizations and non-profits will be on hand to provide information about ways to promote reading and continuing education for children and adults. 

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