SuperReader to visit local library

PAT FRIDGEN

SuperReader will visit the Lillian S. Besore Memorial Library, 305 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 to present an entertaining program that encourages children to read.

The 45-minute program for children from birth to fifth-grade will feature SuperReader, central Pennsylvania's super reading hero, as he reads age-appropriate books and sings songs for the children.

Refreshments will be served and prizes given.

Admission is free and the program is open to the public.

This library visit is the first stop on SuperReader's Fall 2010 library tour which will include libraries in Franklin, Fulton and Cumberland counties.  This year's tour, sponsored by F&M Trust, the Hershey Company and the American Literacy Corporation, celebrates librarians and their contributions to literacy. The tour's events are designed to encourage children to visit their local library and read on a daily basis.

“I am excited to visit Lillian Besore Library again. We always get a warm reception and the families look forward to the visit each year. The library staff is wonderful to work with,” said SuperReader.  

SuperReader's alter ego, Floyd Stokes, is an author who has written and published five children's books. In May of 2009 he received an honorary doctorate from Central Penn College. He is also the founder of the American Literacy Corporation, a non-profit organization that promotes reading and gives thousands of books to children each year.

In January 2010 the American Literacy Corporation and SuperReader embarked on a 50-state tour promoting reading and thus far, have visited 45 states. The national tour is slated to be completed by the end of 2010.

For information on SuperReader and the American Literacy Corporation, visit www.superreader.org