Marietta Reads!, the Marietta City Schools (MCS) citywide effort to foster reading and literacy in the community, will celebrate its eleventh-year anniversary Saturday, Sept. 28, in Glover Park, 50 Park Square, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“As it has done from the start, Marietta Reads! continues to have a significant impact on reading in our schools, and in engaging our community to improve literacy,” Jill Sims, MCS Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction, said in a press release.
“Across the school district, we reinforce the importance of reading to all of our students every day, and Marietta Reads! makes a difference.”
The 2013 Marietta Reads! event offers a variety of literacy activities, including a book fair, book costume characters, celebrity readers, school drama and dance performances, and guest appearances by Marietta Reads! mascot Mari-Etta.
"We will also unveil the common book for our One Book Marietta initiative at the kickoff. This book will provide our entire community an opportunity to engage in reading and discussion activities related to this year’s selected book,” Sims said.