Hey! Do you still read? Hope so. But if it’s been awhile, why not get reacquainted all the greats at the P.S. 8 Read-a-Thon, starting October 21 at 5 p.m. at the Court Street Barnes & Noble, and ending November 15 at Galapagos.
Book-lovers of all ages will find a way to support the love of reading, as well as our local public school when the P.S. 8 community kicks off its annual month-long Read-a-thon next week. It begins with a book fair at Barnes & Noble and ends with a night for adults at the second annual Celebrate Reading to be held at Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo.
An entertaining evening of children’s readings will take place on October 21st from 5:00 onward at the Barnes & Noble on Court Street. A percentage of any purchase made in any Barnes & Noble store with a Bookfair voucher (available from cashiers at the Court Street store) or online at bn.com/bookfairs with ID # 10314953 from October 21st through October 27th will go toward school programs.
Also keep an eye out at local businesses that will also have sponsor-jars available so that cash donations may be made towards sponsoring our children’s month of reading mania. Students add up the minutes they read during the month and find sponsors to pay per minute. While families and friends sponsor many students, there are some who are unable to find a sponsor. For them, the school looks for donations. Donations toward our busy readers may also be made via check made out to THE PTA OF PS 8 and sent to the school at 37 Hicks Street.
Members of the general community are also invited to join PS8 for a highbrow grown-ups’ night out on Monday, November 15th, when the second-annual Celebrate Reading event will be held at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO. Readings by local writers will accompany an evening of wine, cheese, and conversation. The evening is not to be missed!