In partnership with Reach Out and Read Indiana, families and children of all ages are invited for a celebration of language and learning throughout the Learning Curve. Beginning at 10 a.m., guest celebrities will read stories aloud to children. Families and individuals can read books to win prizes. Every book read will help build the home library of an at-risk preschooler. The day also will feature Grammy-nominated artist José-Luis Orozco (11 a.m.) who will present a family concert in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium. The first 150 children in attendance at the concert will receive a free CD by the storytelling musician. There will be strolling magic, Crouching Tigers classes, a Tribute to Dr. Seuss magic show, face painting, arts and crafts, and appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog. Reach Out and Read is a non-profit organization that supports medical providers who give books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud at well-child exams. This program is co-sponsored by WFYI, American Graduate, the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm