Simon Kidgits Club® at Montgomery Mall is inviting families to attend its 11th annual Book Blast on Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m. in the Macy’s Court. The educational event will feature read-aloud sessions of acclaimed children’s stories by local celebrity and storyteller Don Dougherty and offer crafts and prizes that bring stories to life. Gather your loved ones and prepare for a fun-filled journey!
This event is free and open to the public. Simon Kidgits members will receive a special giveaway, while supplies last.
Franklin Mills Mall
Simon Malls® are welcoming families to experience the magic of reading at the mall during the annual Simon Kidgits Club® Book Blast event on Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. in the Grand Court at Franklin Mills. This free event will allow parents and children to bring books to life through special read-aloud sessions, giveaways and story-inspired activities.
Simon Kidgits Club’s Book Blast will provide families the chance to make reading a fun, social experience with various kid-focused offerings. Book Blast event activities will kick off with an exciting read-aloud session presented by Kathy Romano, member of the Preston & Steve morning show on 93.3 WMMR and founder of the Fresh Smiles Foundation. During the event, parents will have the opportunity to talk to Kathy and the other founding members of this local non-profit organization and find out how they can assist their talented children in pursuing their dreams.
Additionally, Simon is teaming up with Better World Books to provide each child that attends the event a pre-loved book and bookmark to take home. Simon and Better World Books are also supporting literacy by encouraging families to donate books to Cradles to Crayons, a local organization which provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. Each attendee who donates a gently used children’s book during the event at Franklin Mills will receive a pair of tickets to the Philadelphia 76ers game at the Wells Fargo Center that evening, as well as a voucher for an autograph signing with one of the Sixers players*.
Event attendees will also enjoy appearances by Mama and Papa Berenstain Bear, Dr. Seuss crafts and snacks courtesy of Nestlé® Toll House® Café by Chip® in honor of the classic book Give A Mouse a Cookie.
Simon Kidgits Club members receive a variety of goodies, including a Simon Kidgits Club T-shirt, membership card, birthday card and gift, discounts and scheduled activities. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit http://www.simon.com/kidgits/