Lisa McCourt Appearance at The Falls Book Blast 2/12/11

Popular Children’s Author, Lisa Mccourt, To Make A Special Appearance At The Falls’ “Book Blast” Event
Saturday, February 12 From 2pm – 4pm
The Falls (Center Court)
8888 SW 136th Street
Miami, FL 33176

FREE for Kidgits Club members

Book Blast event to kick-off statewide book drive to benefit local charity and features interactive story telling, arts and crafts, “Find A Book, Florida!” element and more

The Falls welcomes children of all ages to celebrate the joys of reading at the Simon Kidgits Club’s “Book Blast” event. Event attendees will enjoy an afternoon of engaging reading activities including interactive story telling by popular children’s author, Lisa McCourt, author of “I Love You, Stinky Face” arts and crafts to help bring to life children’s stories and celebrate the joy of reading and more. Copies of “I Love You, Stinky Face” will be available for purchase onsite at Sparkle Plenty, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Just Read, Florida! In addition, participants will also have the opportunity to use Apple iPads to explore the Florida Department of Education’s “Find a Book, Florida,” tool that will help attendees locate new and intriguing books tailored to their own reading interests based upon the attendee’s reading ability.

In collaboration with the Florida Department of Education, a two-week book drive will commence at The Falls’ “Book Blast” event. Families are encouraged to donate new and gently-used books at Guest Services beginning Sat., Feb. 12 through Sun., Feb. 27. The books will support the goals of The Florida Department of Education’s “Just Read, Florida!” initiative and will be distributed to local area programs and schools.

The Simon Kidgits Club’s “Book Blast” event is free to members. Families can sign up for the Kidgits Club, during regular mall hours, for a membership fee of $5. Membership includes a Kidgits Club membership card and T-shirt, scheduled entertainment and activities for families, a Birthday Club (including birthday card and gift redemption certificate), unique programs and offers, discounts and a quarterly newsletter. For more information, visit www.simon.com/kidgits.

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