16th Annual Read Across America Community Celebration to be held March 5

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URBANA - Champaign County children, and their parents and guardians, are invited to attend the 16th Annual Read Across America Community Celebration on March 5.

This year's event will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Lincoln Square in Urbana.  Attendees will be able to participate in more than 30 hands-on literacy activities, and local Rotary club volunteers will read stories to children throughout the mall.

Professional storytellers, such as Mama Edie, Kate Kuper, Linda Dust, Alice McGinty, and more, will be featured during this event.  Additionally, there will be an "Other Languages" story area, featuring stories in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Korean, Indonesian, and Urdu.

The first 1,000 children who attend will receive a free book bag and new book to take home.  For more information, click here.

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