Our annual celebration that focuses on the joys of reading returns Saturday, February 26, from 12 pm to 2 pm. Read Across America is a nationally-celebrated event that aims to motivate reading among children of all ages. In addition to a selection of books available for purchase in our Book Fair, this year’s event festivities also include an animal greet and meeting local authors! Read Across America will also serve as the kickoff to the new One Book One Norristown program. This community literacy and civic engagement initiative was developed by the Greater Norristown NAACP, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, and the Literacy Council of Norristown, and it is planning events throughout 2022. Learn more at www.onebookonenorristown.com.
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Jerry Spinelli recorded interview – Trail of the Jaguar
Enjoy a recorded interview with author of Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli.
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Montgomery County Health Department StoryWalk
Visit the Montgomery County Health Department’s table to to read a story as you walk through the zoo.
12:15 PM – Janet Zappala Author Chat & Donkey Greet
Join former Fox29 News personality Janet Zappala, as she greets guests and reads from her new book Guapo’s Giant Heart.
1:15 PM – Tre Hadrick Author Chat
Author of Cheesesteaks and Clippers, Tre Hadrick will present his humorous and engaging story, which captures the warmth and friendship between multi-generations and reinforces on the values of respect, service and social integrity.
1:45 PM – Monica D’Antonio and One Book One Norristown
Monica will showcase One Book One Norristown, a community literacy and civic engagement initiative developed by the Greater Norristown NAACP, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, and the Literacy Council of Norristown.
2:00 PM – Animal Meet and Greet
Elmwood Park Zoo’s Read Across America is free to attend with regular zoo admission.