Hands-on learning awaits...

Kaleideum and Read Write Spell are collaborating on the second annual Literacy Fair at Kaleideum North from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, January 28. The event is sponsored by both Read Write Spell and Truist. In addition, CiCi’s Pizza will be providing free pizza for visitors during the event.

“We are so excited to partner with Read Write Spell this year to bring back this fun and educational event,” says Elizabeth Dampier, Kaleideum Executive Director. “With the support from both Read Write Spell and Truist, we are excited to be able to offer ’pay what you can’ admission to the public, as well as pizza and drinks for families. This takes away any barriers to access so that more people can engage in the literacy-based activities that will be occurring during this special day.”

The one-day Literacy Fair is geared toward families with children in grades pre-K-5. “Read Write Spell is pleased to host the literacy fair with Kaleideum and sponsor this event to ensure that money is not a barrier to attendance for families,” says Esharan Monroe-Johnson, Read Write Spell Executive Director. “Providing hands-on activities for families that support literacy development is a central part of both Read Write Spell’s and Kaleideum’s work, so this collaboration was a natural fit. In 2023, Read Write Spell is expanding our work to include more family and community engagement opportunities, and this Literacy Fair is a great way to kick off the New Year!”

Kaleideum, Read Write Spell, Truist, and a host of community partners are joining together to provide information and resources, fun activities, food, and BOOKS while supplies last.  “Literacy is foundational for students to excel in all areas of education,” said Shari Brady, Kaleideum’s Vice President of Education and Engagement. “This collaborative effort promotes access to literacy equity through the encouragement of reading and nurturing of the learning environment. We are thrilled to work with Read Write Spell and other community partners to play a role in this important work.”

Download the Literacy Fair Map and Description of Activities.