Join us for these public events!

Sunday, July 15

Readapalooza at the Fightin Phils

First Energy Stadium

Take your family out to the ballpark to enjoy a great game of baseball and see photos of the Fightin Phils players with their favorite children’s books.


Monday, July 16

Find Felix

Berks County Area Library Branches and Reading Public Libraries

Visit your local library to find this cute little guy, Felix, and win a prize.  Have your photo taken for the Ready.Set.READ! Facebook page.  Call 211 and ask for Summer Learning to discover what programs are being done for all age levels throughout the summer months to celebrate the love of reading and its importance for everyone!   


Thursday, July 19

Stories Come to Life at the Penn Street Market

Downtown Reading along Penn Street

Barrio Alegría brings classic fairy tales to life with a social justice twist. The fairy tales are told completely through dance and performed by community members that wish to bring light to the issues explored. The Yocum Institute for Arts Education presents Fairytales Upside Down: a variety of well-known and not-so-well known classic fairy tales told and performed by members of the Teen and JR Theater Ensembles of the Yocum Institute for Arts Education, with special guest appearances by members of the audience!