Join us this summer as we celebrate books and summer reading by giving back to the community. Through June and into August we will be collecting new (preferrably purchased locally) books for children ages 1-16 for the Lititz Woman's Club Child Reach program which distributes needed items and holiday gifts to families in need. We have donated a book for every child the last 4 years and now through the Read-A-Palooza you can help us double or triple that number!
We will end our Summer Read-A-Palooza on 2nd Friday in August with games, crafts, prizes and story time with local author Jonathan Stutzman and illustrator Heather Fox!
Jonathan Stutzman is an award-winning filmmaker and picture book author. His short films have screened at film festivals all over the world and on television, and he also has writing credits on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Emmy-winning variety show HitRECordOnTv (Pivot). Jonathan is a contributing writer to HitRECord’s best-selling collection The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories (Vol 1-3). He received his masters at Temple University for Film & Digital Media. He also likes Chinese food a lot. He has two adorable picture books that he'll be reading and signing that night- Llama Destroys the World and Tiny T-Rex and the Impossible Hug.
Heather Fox is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, creating art in various mediums including pen and ink, digital, and gouache. Her art is filled with large quantities of quirk and dashes of whimsy, and she is very passionate about illustrating children's books and traveling the world.Fox's books for children include The Elephant's Nose and Llama Destroys the World.
The collection box is at our register and welcomes your donation. If you are unable to get to Aaron's Books but would like to help, you can purchase one of the recommended books below or purchase a gift certificate to allow the Lititz Woman's Club to buy books for the children. When checking out just add "Read-A-Palooza" to the order comments and we will add the books or certificate to the donations. We will be making a matching donation at the end of the drive to make sure no child in the program goes bookless!
Thank you for supporting literacy in the greater Lititz area!