Posted: Feb 13, 2012 9:37 AM by Cecilia Stevenson
Updated: Feb 13, 2012 9:41 AM
Tonight, KATC's Hoyt Harris will be reading at Barnes and Noble to children at the store. The event is open to the public and ramps up to our Day of Literacy event happening on February 16th.
There are simple ways you can make sure children are reading at grade level, making them four times more likely to graduate on time. You can give them access to books. You can provide regular reading practice. And you can join United Way of Acadiana and KATC TV 3 in celebrating Day of Literacy on Feb. 16.
Day of Literacy is a community-wide book drive that will help build school libraries and increase opportunities to help children build literacy skills. First- and second-grade books are preferred.
In addition, Barnes & Noble will host a book fair and storytelling opportunities with KATC TV 3 anchors. Join the fun at the following times:
* 7 p.m. Feb. 13
* 7 p.m. Feb. 14
* 7 p.m. Feb. 15
If you purchase books for Day of Literacy through Barnes & Noble, be sure to mention your parish school board, and a percentage of your purchase will go toward helping students in that area.
We hope to see you there!