Get Lit at the Raising Readers Festival
(From our May Calendar section edited by Michael Berick)
Santa Monica College will be the place to be for book lovers old and young (but especially the young ones) May 9 during the annual Raising Readers: A Literacy Festival. Since 2001, the nonprofit child care resource and referral agency Connections for Children (in collaboration with Santa Monica College and Association for the Education of Young Children/North Bay Chapter) has been presenting this special day that celebrates reading and literacy in a number of ways. There will be storytellers, theater groups, musicians and, of course, books. This free event is particularly aimed at children in preschool and the primary grades, where establishing a strong foundation in reading and literacy is so important.
Raising Readers: A Literacy Festival, noon-4 p.m. May 9, Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Free. 310-452-3325, www.connectionsforchildren.org.