Popular Childrenâ€™s Author, Lisa Mccourt, To Make A Special Appearance At The Fallsâ€™ â€œBook Blastâ€ Event
Saturday, February 12 From 2pm â€“ 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, â€œFind A Book, Florida!â€ element and more
The Falls welcomes children of all ages to celebrate the joys of reading at the Simon Kidgits Clubâ€™s â€œBook Blastâ€ event. Event attendees will enjoy an afternoon of engaging reading activities including interactive story telling by popular childrenâ€™s author, Lisa McCourt, author of â€œI Love You, Stinky Faceâ€ arts and crafts to help bring to life childrenâ€™s stories and celebrate the joy of reading and more. Copies of â€œI Love You, Stinky Faceâ€ 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 Educationâ€™s â€œFind a Book, Florida,â€ tool that will help attendees locate new and intriguing books tailored to their own reading interests based upon the attendeeâ€™s reading ability.
In collaboration with the Florida Department of Education, a two-week book drive will commence at The Fallsâ€™ â€œBook Blastâ€ 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 Educationâ€™s â€œJust Read, Florida!â€ initiative and will be distributed to local area programs and schools.
The Simon Kidgits Clubâ€™s â€œBook Blastâ€ 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.