Katie Townsend from First Book Seattle sent along this announcement. While the event itself isn’t until May 31, tickets are a bit cheaper if you buy them before May 1st.
First Book-Seattle will hold its third annual Seattle Story Time on Saturday, May 31st at Green Lake’s Bathhouse theater.
Prominent local figures will read their favorite childhood books in an all-ages story time celebrating the power of a child’s first book. The fundraiser is part of First book-Seattle’s mission to end illiteracy by providing new books to children living below the poverty line in King County.
Last year’s event was part of a series of fundraisers which raised over $20,000 for new books for kids who need them. Ross Fletcher, voice of the Sounders, hosted an eclectic group of Seattle celebrities which included a Sounder, Husky, Seahawk, Chef, Breakdancer and Ride the Duck Captain. This year’s event will be hosted by Ride the Duck Captain Bjorn Toorun and will feature among others, children’s authors, sports stars, Molly Moon, a Kirkland firefighter and Duane Chase from The Sound of Music. More readers will be announced over the coming weeks.
Tickets are $15 until 5/1, $20 after 5/1. Each ticket includes a new book. Tickets are available at www.firstbook.org/seattle
First Book-Seattle is the local chapter of a national non –profit and works with Title 1 schools and social service organizations to get books to kids who need them. In King County, 66,126 kids live below the poverty line and many have no age-appropriate books at home. Through First Book-Seattle $15 buys a starter library of 6 books for a child. The organization’s goal for 2014 is to put 16,000 books in the hands of 2,700 children who need them most.
Join us on May 31st between 10:00am and noon at The Bathhouse Theater at Green Lake, 7312 West Green Lake Dr. N to hear the stories that local celebrities remember falling in love. The readers will be available to meet fans and sign copies of the book they choose to read.