Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta to Host Opening Event for Mayor’s Summer Reading Club Saturday, June 7 

Families invited to join Mayor Kasim Reed and other guests for “Let’s Read, Let’s Move” Kickoff event

In support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Read, Let’s Move” initiative, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is joining forces with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to combat summer reading loss and childhood obesity. On Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., families are invited to experience fun with reading and movement at a special kickoff event for the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, which hosts  a series of events across the city that cater to the community’s young readers. During the event, children will enjoy read-aloud sessions from Mayor Kasim Reed and other special guests. Jump Start volunteers and The Museum’s Imaginators will also lead guests in a variety of fun activities, including paper lantern crafts, cooking exercises, scavenger hunts and more! Children will even receive their own age-appropriate books to enjoy at home.

WHAT: “Let’s Read, Let’s Move” Kickoff Event at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta 

Families invited to experience fun with books and movement at opening event for Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

WHEN: Saturday, June 7

Eve schedule:
10 a.m. – Craft time: Paper lanterns
11 a.m. – Mayor Kasim Reed reads to children
12 p.m. – CATCH Healthy Habits
1 p.m. – Children’s Author Susan Stockdale reads excerpts from her book “Stripes”
2 p.m. – “Stripes” scavenger hunt
3 p.m. – Caprese pops cooking demo with Chef Andrea Strauss
4 p.m. – Bike and helmet safety demo with Safe Kids Fulton

WHERE: The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

HOW: Free with general admission for non-members; free for members.

For more information, visit or call 404.659.KIDS (5437)
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