Today is International Literacy Day. There are events throughout Rock County. Please make time in your day to give to helping others read. Two hours per week of your time can make all the difference in someone else's life.
In Janesville the Read-a-Thon will be held in the lobby of the Hedberg Public Library September 8th, from 10 AM to 2 PM, as area dignitaries, celebrities, authors and other supporters of literacy will take part in the event as readers. Authors will be available for signing books and literacy facts sheets and book marks with information of the Alliance and where to find help will be handed out.
The Beloit event will be a Literacy Day Fair at the Rotary Center on the Rock River, featuring local press and a live remote from WGEZ radio. The Library will have a remote library card application process, food vendors will be serving lunch and State Senator Judy Robson will give greetings and participate as a reader in the Read-a-thon. Booths for literacy, the library and the bookstore will be set-up. Area authors will be present for book signings and readings. Other local officials, including some adult students, will be reading aloud from their favorite books. The Literacy Day Fair will also run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.