2010-09-09 / Family

SuperReader To Visit Library

SuperReader will visit the Fulton County Library, 227 North First Street in Mc- Connellsburg, on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at 11 a.m. to present an entertaining program that encourages children to read.

The 45-minute program for children from birth to fifth grade will feature SuperReader, central Pennsylvania’s super reading hero, as he reads age-appropriate books and sings songs for the children. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be given away. Admission is free and the program is open to the public.

This library visit is the first stop on SuperReader’s fall 2010 library tour, which will include libraries in Franklin, Fulton and Cumberland counties. This year’s tour, sponsored by F&M Trust, the Hershey Co. and the American Literacy Corp., celebrates librarians and their contributions to literacy. The tour’s events are designed to encourage children to visit their local library and read on a daily basis.

“I am excited to visit the Fulton County Library again. We always get a warm reception and the families look forward to the visit each year. The library staff is wonderful to work with,” says Super- Reader.

SuperReader’s alter ego, Floyd Stokes, is an author who has written and published five children’s books. In May of 2009, he received an honorary doctorate from Central Penn College. He is also the founder of the American Literacy Corp., a nonprofit organization that promotes reading and gives thousands of books to children each year.

In January 2010, the American Literacy Corp. and SuperReader embarked on a 50-state tour promoting reading and. thus far, have visited 45 states. The national tour is slated to be completed by the end of 2010.

For more information on SuperReader and the American Literacy Corporation, visit www.superreader.org.

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