The Read Today team hosts a variety of events across the state. From visiting elementary schools to join in a celebration of a literary accomplishment to providing books and other needed items to Title I schools and community centers. Here is a list of public events we will be participating in or hosting in 2018. Please check back in throughout the year. As we get closer to an event, more details will be available.

Zoo Day - July 15th

For one day only, enjoy discounted admission to Utah’s Hogle Zoo, courtesy of KSL, FM100 and Read Today. Make sure to stop by our booth between 11:00-2:00 to tell us your favorite book and to get swag.

Read Today/Deseret News 5k - July 24th

Bring the entire family along to join in on the festivities by participating in the Deseret News 5K. The run begins at 950 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City and finishes at Liberty Park where runners will be cheered on by over 100,000 spectators! This event will be chip timed so get your competitive spirit going and prepare to run! For those kids and families who would prefer to walk rather than run, we will be doing two start waves, the first for runners and the second for walkers. Everyone will be timed regardless of if you choose to run or walk and all finishers will receive medals!

Fairytale Festival - September 14th

“If you want your child to be intelligent, read them fairytales; if you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairytales.” - Albert Einstein Have you ever wanted to try on a glass slipper, play games with a Pirate or see a puppet show? Come one, come all to the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre Fairytale Festival on Friday September 13th from 4:00-7:00 and Saturday September 14th from 11:00am-7:00pm. Join us in the enchanting world of fairytales. Hop “Into the Book” at our Great Storytelling Tent. Come and meet your favorite Fairytale Characters and enjoy fantastic foods. Take a ride on the Story Train or donate a book at the “Bibbidi-Bobbidi Book station! You won’t want to miss the Mermaid Lagoon in Neverland or the “Participlay” where you can be a star in your own play. Admittance to the festival is FREE as are many of the activities. For more information, please go to: