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.
This summer reading program, presented by Read Today, Deseret News and KSL, in partnership with McDonalds and the Governor’s Office, begins in June and runs through the summer. Kids, ages 6-14, are challenged to read or be read to, 20 minutes a day. Those who complete the summer reading challenge and submit their form receive fun prizes, including two tickets to a Salt Lake Bees Game. The fun continues on game night as readers are greeted at the gate with foam fingers and treats, making it a night to remember.
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.
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!
“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: www.facebook.com/pages/Fairytale-Festival-CenterPoint-Theatre/