READ TODAY SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC EVENTS

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.

Utah Summer Games in Cedar City - June 14th

Read Today is bringing fun to the streets of Cedar City for a family-friendly, street party filled with games, face painters, balloon artists, a blow-up jousting arena, obstacle course and a character corner. This event kicks off the opening ceremonies for the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games.



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 the Wasatch Elementary School Playground located at 1150 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! For runners 14 and under, use promo code readtoday when registering at https://www.deseretnews.com/marathon for $12 registration.



Stadium of Fire - July 4th

Read Today will join KSL at the BYU stadium before the Stadium of Fire concert, supporting a family-friendly environment full of fun and plenty of swag.



Fairytale Festival - September 15th

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 14th from 4:00-7:00 and Saturday September 15th from 10:00am-7:00pm. Read Today will be there on the 15th from 10am-4pm handing out swag. Admittance to the festival is FREE as are many of the activities. Events such as the Princess Tea Party, Captain Hook Scalawag School and Father Daughter Ball require a fee and registration. Register at http://www.centerpointtheatre.org/ or by calling the Box Office at 801-298-1302. If you have a used book you no longer want make sure to bring it and trade it at the Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Books booth. If you do they will give you a ticket for our booth where you can get a tasty treat.



Stem Fest - October 23rd

Join Read Today, KSL & Deseret News at the Utah Stem Fest on October 23rd and 24th at the Mountain America Expo Center.



Literacy Layup Challenge - November 3rd

Can you spin a basketball on one finger? Can you dribble a basketball while on your knees? Can you slam dunk a basketball and then hang from the hoop? I can’t but do you know who can? The Harlem Globetrollers! Would you like to see what other tricks they can do? The Harlem Globetrollers are coming to town and they are teaming up with Read Today for a fun challenge. E-mail us at kslreadytoday@gmailcom between October 22nd and October 26th and tell us who your favorite character in a book is and why. Please make your answer a paragraph long. Also include your full name, age and your mailing address. All winners will be contacted by e-mail. If chosen you will receive 3 tickets to see the Harlem Globetrollers play on November 3rd at 2:00 at Vivent Smart Home Arena and a swag bag. The Harlem Globetrollers sure know how to have fun so you won’t want to miss this opportunity. We look forward to seeing who your favorite character in a book is and why.



Elf - December 15th

Santa Clause is sending the Read Today Elves to CenterPoint Legacy Theatre on December 15th for their matinee performance of Elf. From 1:30-2:30 Read Today will be at the theatre handing out gifts to all the good little boys and girls. Use promo code ELF12 to save $2 off the December 15th matinee performance.