Sunday, September 20, 2009

Family Literacy Day was celebrated at Washington Square Mall on September 19, 2009. Those that attended this event with their children were very happy. There was musical entertainment, hands on activities for the kids and book signings by author Margaret McMullan and illustrator Andy Herbertz.

Remember how cool it was to meet a real live author and artist when you were a kid? Margaret and Andy have created a series of books starring Napoleon Peacock. These books feature areas in Evansville making it exciting for both local parents and children to read. The goal is not only to create enthusiasm for reading in the children, but also make an impact on parents' perception and attitude toward reading.

Family Literacy Day 2009 was sponsored by Evansville Literacy Coalition, Toyota, and Early Childhood Development Coalition. There were eleven different agencies represented each offering crafts, activities or games. I will be writing more about this event on the Altrusa blog (

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