Literacy spelled out at ‘Newark Reads!’

October 30, 2012 by  

The 2nd annual ‘Newark Reads!’ literary festival will take place at the Rutgers School of Law in Newark this weekend, with no charge for admission.

The festival is presented by the Newark Arts Council ArtStart Program and is aimed at everyone from ages 3 to 63 and beyond. There will be plenty of activities in which to take part, including storytelling sessions, live performances, celebrity readers, readings from authors, giveaways, raffles, and book signings.

There will also be workshops, making use of methods which fit in with the Core Curriculum Content Standards in the Visual and Performing Arts and Common Core Standards in English Language Arts, which are currently promoted in the state of New Jersey. Residents can also apply for library cards.

There should be something at the festival to appeal to everyone in the family and it will help to promote reading to children who might not yet have discovered a love for books and reading.

It is likely that the festival will draw families from across the area, including nearby Bloomfield. Organizers will therefore no doubt be working with local print companies in preparation of the event and to get the word out about it to the community. A colorful flyer has already been created for ‘Newark Reads!’ and will likely have been distributed to area residents through mail or through being displayed at a local public library or community center.

The event will be held this Saturday, November 3, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. For more information, call 973-624-4040.