Ready Set Fun Bookfest

WPBS-DT: Ready Set Fun

MAY 11th, 2019

10am - 2pm at the Salmon Run Mall

WPBS-DT, Watertown Public Media, and the Salmon Run Mall team up to bring you a new and improved Ready Set Fun Literacy Festival on May 11, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm! Meet Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Peg+Cat, while enjoying over 30 educational exhibits along with fun opportunities at the Mall. Ready Set Fun Literacy Festival is a celebration of learning that has been held annually in May for over 20 years and boasts over 30 educational exhibitors, local authors, PBS Kids Characters, a gently-used book swap and much more. Each year, WPBS distributes over 1,000 free books (one per family) and donates over 1,000 pounds of food to local food pantries. Get ready, get set to have some fun at the annual Ready Set Fun Literacy Festival at the Mall! Admission is free with a non-perishable food item and/or a gently used sweater.

All non-perishable food and gently used sweaters will be donated to the Feed Our Vets food pantry of Watertown

Sponsored in Part By:


Participating Agencies and Organizations

Antique Boat Museum

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Northern New York

Fort Drum Child and Youth Services

Children's Home of Jefferson County

Children's Miracle Network of NNY

Community Action Planning Council Head Start

Cornell Cooperative Extension - 4-H Afterschool Program

Feed our Vets of Watertown

Fidelis Care

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways

Jefferson County Public Health Service

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Jefferson County SPCA

Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project

Literacy of Northern New York

Martins Point

Minna Anthony Common Nature Center

New York State Retired Teachers' Association - North Central Zone

New York State Zoo at Thompson Park

North Country Library System

Tri-Rivers District, BSA Scouting

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

Watertown Police Department

Watertown Rapids

WIC of North Country Family Health Center

YMCA Camp Gorham

Zumbini with Amy

Child Advocacy Center of NNY

New Day Children's Center of Watertown

Watertown Family YMCA

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