South Bend, Ind. Kids who took a journey through an enchanted forest Saturday morning were able to pick up some free books along the way.
Clay High School hosted an educational adventure Saturday morning. Families walked through the decorated hallways and gymnasium in their Halloween costumes. They perused thousands of donated books and were able to take home as many as they wanted.
Meanwhile magicians, puppeteers, bouncing inflatables and actors were all on-hand to show kids the magic of reading.
“The whole focus is to get parents and children interested in reading,” says Robert Smith the Assistant Principal at Clay High School. “The whole spectrum, the imagination which reading can give you is literally what you can imagine it to be. From those stars up in the sky representing those hula hoops, those are from our friends at Party City, to the forest which changes color as you go.”
Anyone who can turn a page was welcomed on this journey, an estimated 1,500 ventured on.