Join the fun and get reading! Kids of all ages will have a wonderful time reading with this year's character-Curious George®-the popular storybook characters by Margret and H. A. Rey, and star of a the number-one-rated PBS-animated program in 2007.
KUED's 15th Annual READING MARATHON takes place November 5-24, 2007 and encourages children and their families to spend quality time reading together. This celebration of National Children's Book Week is in partnership with Utah's public libraries and community agencies. Last year, more than 3,000 children participated in the Reading Marathon and more than 1,100 children and their parents celebrated with Buster® at the State Fair Grounds in January.
It's simple to participate in KUED's READING MARATHON - kids may pick up a reading log at their public library or online at http://www.kued.org/ and get reading! Children of pre-school age through fifth grade have different reading goals to meet; details are outlined on the reading log.
Participants may read alone, read to someone else, or be read to by another person.
"KUED's Reading Marathon is a great way for families to read together," says Jacqui Voland , community outreach manager for KUED. "As part of our dedication to Utah's children, the read-a-thon is a fun way to promote literacy."
During the week of Nov 1 - 6, libraries and partners statewide will host kick-off parties to create buzz and party with our cuddly friend, George. For a list of locations, visit the KUED website http://www.kued.org/.
Once children complete the marathon, they'll become KUED "Super Readers" and receive a certificate of completion, as well as an invitation to a special Super Reader Party in January 2008 with George® and the Man in the Yellow Hat®. Hands-on learning activities, entertainment and free books are part of the reward for being a KUED "Super Reader."
For additional information on KUED's READING MARATHON, call (801) 581-6163 or visit http://www.kued.org/.
Curious George® airs weekdays on KUED-Channel 7 at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Reading Marathon is made possible in part by Rocky Mountain Power and UESP (Utah Educational Savings Plan).
In-Kind sponsors include: Utah State Fairpark, Cream O' Weber, Dairy Council of Utah, Nicholas and Company, Inc., Utah Museum of Natural History, Utah's Hogle Zoo and Clark Planetarium.
Ready To Learn educational events and services on KUED 7 are made possible by the Emma Eccles Jones Foundation, The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Qwest, U.S. Bank, The Castle Foundation and the Utah Education Association.
Community Partners of KUED's 2007 READING MARATHON are Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake County Library System, Park City Library, Summit County Libraries, Davis County Education Foundation, Utah Museum of Natural History, Intermountain Therapy Animals, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake, Salt Lake CAP Headstart, Utah's Hogle Zoo, Utah State Library, REFORMA De Utah, Clark Planetarium.
CURIOUS GEORGE is a production of Imagine, WGBH and Universal. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret H.A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Company and are used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. Television Series: © 2006 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. The PBS KIDS logo is a registered trademark of PBS and is used with permission.
Be Curious With George
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