Celebrate 20 Years of Reading Marathon with KUED

Celebrate 20 Years of Reading Marathon with KUED
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This holiday season KUED celebrates twenty years of raising readers in partnership with schools, libraries and museums across the state. KUED kicks off the 20thanniversary of the Reading Marathon at two special events around The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!, a new hour-long PBS special airing several times during the Thanksgiving Holiday

Children and families can Go-Go-GO on a Winter Wonderland Adventure with the Cat in the Hat, who will be at both events at the Viridian Library in West Jordan on Friday, November 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and at the Salt Lake City Library on Saturday, November 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The family events, in partnership with the Salt Lake City and County libraries, will help kids learn about winter animals and environments through LEAP Into Science hands-on activities.  Kids will learn about hibernation by making a “Groundhog in a Cup.”  To learn about balance they’ll create an Arctic Tern (a seabird) to balance on their hands.  To explore reflection and light, they will study their reflections in both ice and water.

After the hands-on activities, children and families will be able to see a sneak preview of  The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! followed by a story time related to arctic animals. They’ll also enjoy an icy treat. Children’s books related to hibernation and arctic animals will be on exhibit.  In addition, each child attending will receive a book to take home, a reading log and bookmarks for the 20thAnniversary Reading Marathon.

We encourage you to spend some time reading with your kids during the holidays and then log your reading minutes for an invitation to the 20th Annual Super Reader party in January.   We have some big things planned you won’t want to miss.   You can see a gallery of previous years’ activities at www.kued.org/reading in the gallery.   PBS Pals will be on hand to celebrate with us as we celebrate your reading achievements with our friends at the Clark Planetarium, Discovery Gateway, Thanksgiving Point, Mad Science, Red Butte Garden, Girl Scouts of Utah and of course our friends from the libraries and so many more.

Stay in touch with us on our KUED Kids Facebook page, where we post information about events, information from PBS and programs and ideas for you and your family.   We often have competitions and drawings around programs and events we are hosting in the community.

For over 40 years KUED and PBS  have been a friendly and trusted face in your home and we hope to build on that relationship with new resources,  information and events for you family that engage, educate and entertain.   Won’t you be our neighbor?

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