Reading and Fun For Everyone During the Central Florida Literacy Month Celebration

The Central Florida Literacy Month Celebration brought families to Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka last weekend to enjoy a wide range of interactive activates to promote reading and literacy.The Florida Literacy Coalition and local partners held the event to celebrate Florida Adult and Family Literacy Month, as recognized by Gov. Charlie Crist  (see proclamation).

During the event children reenacted storybook themes, watched puppet shows, and were read to by literacy enthusiasts.  All of the activities revolved around storylines and emphasized the importance of reading, education and family literacy.

Seminole County librarian, Diane Keyes, and her puppets read about saving manatees

Sonia Hendrickson of Orange County Public Schools works with children to reenact Moon Rope.

Ranger Amy Conyers reads Home Sweet Home to the group before leading them on a nature hike.

Participants also had the opportunity to choose new books to take home courtesy of Borders Books and Music, and Just 1 Book, a local organization improving the lives of children one book at a time.  More than 400 books were given away at the event.

Just 1 Book’s giveaway table

A special thanks goes to all of our event partners and sponsors that made this event possible!  These include the Florida Department of Education, Florida Parks Service, Florida Lottery, GROWS Literacy Council, Orange County Public Schools, Seminole County Public LibrariesOrange County Library System, Borders Books and Music, and Just 1 Book.

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