Read Across America event set for Lincoln Square

Read Across America event set for Lincoln Square

URBANA — Children in Champaign County are invited to the area's 13th annual National Education Association Read Across America Day.

It's scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Lincoln Square in Urbana.

The theme of the local celebration this year is "Oh the Places You Will Go. Book a Trip Today!"

It will feature more than 30 hands-on literacy-related activities and will include professional storytellers on the main stage.

The event will also feature parent and toddler areas and readings in Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Swahili, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese.

The first 1,000 children will receive a free sports tote bag and a new book.

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