I can’t say enough good things about the KUED Reading Marathon! It is simply amazing. Kids ranging from Preschool to 6th Grade can participate by reading a certain amount of time everyday and you will be invited to the Super Reader party in January. Its fun to do and easy and the kids will have a great time and the huge two story party at the fair grounds!
Just GO HERE to learn more about how to submit your hours and read the requirements.
Want to go to the kick off parties?
Host: Salt Lake County Library Services
Date: Friday November 9th
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Place: Viridian Event Center
Host: Salt Lake City Library
Date: Saturday November 10th
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Place: Salt Lake City Main Library
Kick Off KUED Reading Marathon At an Afternoon with the Cat in the Hat!
KUED kicks off the 20th anniversary of the Reading Marathon at two special events around The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!, a new hour-long PBS special airing several times this month (see highlight on page …)
Children and families can Go-Go-GO on a Winter Wonderland Adventure with the Cat in the Hat, who will be at both events at the Viridian Library in West Jordan on Friday, November 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and at the Salt Lake City Library on Saturday, November 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The family events, in partnership with the Salt Lake City and County libraries, will help kids learn about winter animals and environments through LEAP Into Science hands-on activities. Kids will learn about hibernation by making a “Groundhog in a Cup.” To learn about balance they’ll create an Arctic Tern (a seabird) to balance on their hands. To explore reflection and light, they will study their reflections in both ice and water.
Utah’s Hogle Zoo will bring winter animals including a chinchilla and a great horned owl to The City Library event. The zoo also will bring animal artifacts such as pelts, claws and skulls to showcase winter adaptations. Intermountain Therapy Animals will bring dogs to the Viridian Library event so that children can read Cat in the Hat books to them.
After the hands-on activities, children and families will be able to screen The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! followed by a story time related to arctic animals. They’ll also enjoy an icy treat. Children’s books related to hibernation and arctic animals will be on exhibit. In addition, each child attending will receive a book to take home, a reading log and bookmarks for the 20th Anniversary Reading Marathon.