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Champaign-Urbana celebrates 20 years of the Annual Read Across America Community Celebration


Urbana Park District invites people of all ages to Lincoln Square Mall on Saturday, February 29, for the 20th Annual Read Across America Community Celebration.

The free event runs from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

“The park district is happy to partner with more than 40 local businesses and organizations to celebrate literacy,” said Niki Hoesman, Community Program Coordinator.

The event at Lincoln Square Mall features celebrity greeters, professional story-tellers, activities from community partners, and much more!

“We’ll also read books in several languages,” Hoesman added. “This event is an annual family favorite.”

The first 1000 children to attend will receive a free bag and book of their choice.

“We love celebrating literacy each year at the Read Across America Community Celebration,” Hoesman said.

She concluded, “Everyone is welcome to come to Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana on February 29 to celebrate with us.”


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