Salve Regina hosting March Into Reading festival Saturday
The 11th annual March Into Reading festival, which brings together local families and authors in a celebration of children’s books, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29 in the O’Hare Academic Center.
The annual event, which has become an Aquidneck Island tradition, features readings, workshops, book signings, children’s discovery rooms and a book sale, and is open to children of all ages and their families.
Presented by the Aquidneck Collaborative for Education and Salve Regina, this year’s event will feature participation from eight local authors, including Alan Katz, Tony Abbott, Aaron Becker, Toni Buzzeo, Erica Perl, Susan Stockdale, Maryann Cocca Leffler and Laura Backman.
March Into Reading is made possible by the Hamilton Family Foundation, People’s Credit Union, Newport Public Education Foundation, Portsmouth Public Education Foundation and RI Partnership for Success, and is also supported by the Pennfield School, Newport Daily News, Newport Hotel Group, United Way of RI, Island Books and Viking Tours.
The Aquidneck Collaborative for Education is a unique partnership of educational institutions spearheaded and coordinated by Salve Regina’s Department of Education. Its mission is to strengthen existing relations among the educational institutions, to promote education as a community value, to provide opportunities for professional development and instructional advancement, to share facilities and resources and to foster communication among the educational institutions and within the community.
For more information and a full schedule of events, visit ace.salvereginablogs.com.