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Help Make “Reading Rocks” Rock!

By Cara · April 12th, 2015 · No Comments

FamilyWorks‘ annual literacy event Reading Rocks will take place on April 16th. The event is all about reading and literacy! Highlights include a special librarian visitor, fun literacy games and activities, and a book giveaway. Event attendees from wee infants to high schoolers will receive books. 

Located in Wallingford, FamilyWorks is a combination of a food bank and a family resource center.  The organization’s mission is to offer “a unique opportunity to truly nourish and strengthen their bodies, minds and spirit in a positive, supportive environment.”

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FamilyWorks counts on volunteers and participants to help make this event ROCK! Here’s how you can help:

Donate books. FamilyWorks accepts children’s books year-round, but we would love to have lots of books to give away for Reading Rocks! We’ll gladly accept new or gently used books. We would especially love children’s books in Spanish. You can drop off books Mondays 9:30-12, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:30-5, and Fridays 9:30-3.

Volunteer. If you are a reading lover and excited to get to know your community, we need help between 1:30 & 5 on Thursday April 16. Volunteers will help facilitate the activities and chat with people at Reading Rocks. All activities and materials will be provided, but if you have a great idea for an easy, affordable activity that you’re excited to facilitate, let us know & we’ll try to make it work. Contact Elizabeth at elizabethr@familyworksseattle.org to volunteer with Reading Rocks.

Attend. If you are looking for something to do during Seattle Public School’s spring break with your child, come join us at 1501 N 45th St on Thursday April 16 from 2:30 to 4:30.

Call 206-694-6727 with any questions.  Thanks for helping FamilyWorks help spread the joy of reading!

You can also help by sharing this event with other book lovers and readers!




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