September shines for literacy in Florida
| Sep 02, 2010
September is shaping up as a great month for avid readers in Jackson County, Florida.
As the Jackson County library system kicks off its full month of amnesty for overdue books, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced several special events in state parks, designed to promote reading across the state.
Florida Caverns State Park will welcome Smokey the Bear on Saturday, September 11, as an ambassador for Florida Literacy Month. He will help park personnel with several activities for children and their families. His visit comes the day after another special literacy event in parks all across Florida. In conjunction with International Literacy Day on September 8 and National Library Card Sign-up Month, gate entrance to all of Florida’s state parks will be free on Friday, September 10 through Sunday, September 12 for visitors who bring a library card, library book or who donate a new or gently used family book.
Read more about these celebrations in The Jackson County Floridian online.