Tina Paniel and Megan Lehman of First Book – Seattle joined us to talk about their new program. For more information: www.firstbook.org/seattle to read more about the program: first-book-seattle.blogspot.org email at: [email protected]
Join them: Date: Saturday May 19th, 2012
Location: Elliot Bay Book Company (in Capitol Hill on 10th between Pike and Pine), downstairs reading room
Time: 11am to 3pm (drop by anytime, stay for one story or six)
Free and open to the public – kids especially welcome!
First Book-Seattle and Elliott Bay Book Company will be co-sponsoring “What Was Your First Book?”, a lively Read-A-Thon of local community members taking turns reading aloud the very first children’s book they each fell in love with. Our featured readers will include author Sherman Alexie, a Seattle Monorail driver, Seattle Police officers, Seattle Fire Department, Rat City Rollergirls, an Overlake High School student, an Air Force fighter pilot, a Seattle Public Librarian, and others!!
We’ll also have a silent auction of beloved kids’ books inscribed by Mayor Mike McGinn, Senator Patty Murray, local authors, and other local celebrities, as well as a raffle of gift baskets for kids, sports lovers, spa lovers, and cooks.
Our goal with this Read-A-Thon is to give six new books to every child in twenty Title 1 classrooms in King County. You can give six new books to one child for $15; an entire classroom of 22 children will receive six new books for $330. Each featured readers is raising pledge donations to help us meet our goal. Will you make a pledge donation on behalf of one of our readers?
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Gazala Uradnik of GFS Fund Development talked about thinking like a sales rep to fundraise! Email Gazala at: [email protected]
Nathan and Audrey of the Issaquah Chamber and the Young Issaquah Professionals group stopped by to talk about Cash Mob and the Millennial Generations! https://www.facebook.com/#!/YoungIssaquahProfessionals