On March 3, at the Queens Central Library (and on March 9 at New Lots Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library) children and families were led in a bilingual singalong hour, a read-aloud and more. In Queens, Senator James Sanders read aloud to children and Councilmember Adrienne Adams gave an address.
The theme of the event was “Diversity Through Literacy” to showcase the children’s books and authors representative of the diverse communities served through the Reads Initiative.
Despite the big storm the day before, 58 parents and 90 children signed into the event. Each child received a backpack with 3 books about diversity and other small prizes( a total of 270 books were given out).