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The Little Read 2019

The Little Read is a children’s read-aloud marathon that brings together Montclair neighbors, writers, local heroes and celebrities in a town-wide celebration of literacy and community. The event, entirely free to the public, will take place over the course of four days from October 16-19.

The Library’s annual Little Read has become one of the fall’s must-attend events for families with young children. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents and read early themselves.

Each participant reads aloud in 10-minute slots scheduled throughout the five-day event, which is geared to children in pre-school through grade three.  Readings take place at different locations throughout Montclair, with a wide variety of books for readers to choose from.

Join the Montclair Public Library for the 11th Annual Little Read (Wed. Oct. 16, Thurs. Oct 17, and Fri. Oct. 18).  Sign up to be a community reader and share your love of reading with the children of Montclair. Slots are available at either the Main Library or the Bellevue Avenue Branch. Sign up today!
Come join us at one of our community storytimes!
7:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
50 South Fullerton Avenue
Bedtime Stories from Mayor Robert Jackson, Library Director Peter Coyl, and others.
A live performance of PETER AND THE WOLF performed by a woodwind quintet.
11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
588 Valley Road
Join the Montclair Fire Department as they read-aloud your favorite stories.
1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
3 South Mountain Avenue
The Museum staff will read to the children.
2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
51 Harrison Avenue
(corner of Cedar Street at Nishuane Park)
Join the Montclair Fire Department as they read-aloud your favorite stories.
Funds raised through sponsorships of this free event support the Children’s Department and the Children’s Summer Reading Program. The Children’s Summer Reading Program serves more than 1,000 children.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Best Seller Sponsor
Scholastic Book Clubs
Bedtime Story Sponsor
Don Katz and Leslie Larsen ● Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center
Community Site Sponsors
Rose Cali ● Al and Rosemary Iverson● Montclair State University ● Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group
Bookmate Sponsors
Bobbi Brown and Stephen Plofker ● Cornerstone Montclair ● Watchung Booksellers
Little Read Friends
Blue Foundry Bank ● Montclair Orthodontics ● Sparkles Dentistry
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