jerry spinelli

Read Across America

Our annual celebration that focuses on the joys of reading returns Sunday, February 28, from 11 am 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 include an animal greet, a keeper chat, and meeting local authors! Enjoy a live chat with Jeanne Helmar and a recorded interview with Jerry Spinelli!

11:00 AM – Books & Beasts
This special storytime reading by a Zoo Educator also features an appearance by one of the zoo’s live animal ambassadors!

11:30 AM – Marshall Appearance
Meet everyone’s favorite Dalmatian pup, Marshall from Paw Patrol!

12:00 PM – Jeanne Helmar Author Chat
Jeanne Helmar, author of children’s novel How to Ship a Giraffe will be making an appearance to discuss the writing process and greet guests.

1:00 PM – Books & Beasts
This special storytime reading by a Zoo Educator also features an appearance by one of the zoo’s live animal ambassadors!

1:30 PM – Marshall Appearance
Meet everyone’s favorite Dalmatian pup, Marshall from Paw Patrol!

 

Elmwood Park Zoo’s Read Across America is free to attend with regular zoo admission.
Purchase Zoo Admission Here