MAY 11th, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salmon Run Mall
WPBS-DT, Watertown Public Media, and the Salmon Run Mall team up to bring you a new and improved Ready Set Fun Literacy Festival on May 11, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm! Meet Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Peg+Cat, while enjoying over 30 educational exhibits along with fun opportunities at the Mall. Ready Set Fun Literacy Festival is a celebration of learning that has been held annually in May for over 20 years and boasts over 30 educational exhibitors, local authors, PBS Kids Characters, a gently-used book swap and much more. Each year, WPBS distributes over 1,000 free books (one per family) and donates over 1,000 pounds of food to local food pantries. Get ready, get set to have some fun at the annual Ready Set Fun Literacy Festival at the Mall! Admission is free with a non-perishable food item and/or a gently used sweater.
All non-perishable food and gently used sweaters will be donated to the Feed Our Vets food pantry of Watertown
This year’s guests include Fidelis Care, Jefferson County Sheriff Department, Boy Scouts Tri-Rivers District, Watertown Police Department, Watertown Rapids, YMCA Camp Gorham, Jeff-Lewis Childcare, Martin’s Point, United Health Care, Child Advocacy Center, Children’s Home of Jefferson County, Children’s Miracle Network, Feed Our Vets, Girl Scouts, Jefferson County SPCA, Zumbini with Amy, Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Child & Youth Services, Community Action Planning Council, Literacy of NNY, NYS Retired Teachers’ Association, North Country Library System, WPBS, WIC, Antique Boat Museum, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Jefferson County Public Health, Minna Anthony Nature Center and NYS Zoo at Thompson Park. JC Penney will host Kids Zone in front of their store during the event with arts and crafts and coupons for families participating in the event. Regal Cinemas will host a special Milk & Cookies event with Cookie Monster and show the movie Curious George. Join us for the fun and giveaways throughout the day as we celebrate Ready Set Fun!