Saturday, March 29, 2014

Drop everything and read!

There's nothing better than snuggling up with a good book, and on Saturday, April 12, you won't even have to leave the library to do it.

As a kick-off for National Library Week, the Augusta Public Library will celebrate Drop Everything and Read Day by building a giant sheet-and-pillow fort. Children of all ages will be welcome to come, curl up, and read. They can also listen to library staff and volunteers share passages from their favorite books.

Drop Everything and Read Day offers an excellent opportunity for students needing community service hours as well as for anyone else who would like to volunteer at the library. Volunteers are needed from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11, to help set up the fort. Guest readers are also needed throughout the day on Saturday.

If you'd like to help out but don't have a lot of time, the library also needs people to lend it clean sheets, pillows, light blankets, and see-through fabrics (such as tulle) for the fort. These items can be dropped off at the library beginning Monday, April 7, and picked up on Monday, April 14.

Please let the library know ahead of time which items you intend to bring so that each item can be returned to its proper owner.

If you would like more information about Drop Everything and Read Day, would like to volunteer, or have fort-building items to lend, please contact Samma Johnson at or call the library at (715) 286-2070.

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