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read across oklahoma information poster     Storytelling, singing, dancing--there’s something fun for everyone at Read Across Oklahoma.

     The pages of a popular children's book will come to life for hundreds of preschoolers during Read Across Oklahoma at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Tuesday, April 8, 2013. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children 11 and under will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that promote reading and literacy. Plus, the first 1,000 children will receive a free book courtesy of Target.

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     Back by popular demand, Oklahoma author Tammi Sauer will read from her children’s book, "Mr. Duck Means Business" and Zoo activities will highlight the book's theme and message. Also back by popular demand, children's entertainer Spaghetti Eddie will "quack" you up with his funny songs and entertainment.


Event activities are FREE with Zoo admission thanks to financial and volunteer support from Target. The complimentary books will be given out in the Global Plaza. 

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Read Across Oklahoma is a part of the statewide Ready to Learn initiative coordinated by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and OETA-The Oklahoma Network. This program promotes literacy and helps build the foundation for a lifetime of learning specifically targeting preschool children who may be at-risk for low literacy.


Sponsor partners of Read Across Oklahoma 2014 include Target, Capitol Hill High School FCCLA and ROTC, Krueger Charitable Foundation, Capital Hill Graffix, PBS Ready To Learn, Brendan Parker Music, Metro Technology Centers, OETA-The Oklahoma Network, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, OZS ZooFriends, Metropolitan Library Systems and the Zoo.


For more information, call (405) 522-3186.


To download a Zoo map of Read Across Oklahoma activity locations, click here.


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