In the spirit of connectedness, the City of Fort Lauderdale, the Broward County Library, and Museum of Discovery and Science and other local partners are bringing South Florida locals together to highlight the vital importance of early literacy programs by showcasing how each partner encourages reading for our Pre-K to third grade children. This is a Progressive Lunch & Walk.
11:00 - The event starts out at Fort Lauderdale City Hall, where participants will enjoy light refreshments sponsored by Temple Street Eatery in the 8th floor cafeteria, while the Mayor and commissioners speak about efforts of the City to improve literacy rates and education overall in the community with special attention to the Little Free Library project. A local artist and employee Ami Rosario will do a Live Painting of a library.
11:40 - Participants will walk over to the Broward County library, where participants will sample light refreshments sponsored by Temple Street Eatery in the children’s section on the second floor, and library officials will showcase their efforts to promote reading. Local authors Gabriela Esquivel will read her book to children, sing a song, and encourage dignitaries and participants to read to a child.
12:20 – The group will continue their walk to the Museum of Discovery and Science to enjoy light refreshments by Temple Street Eatery and others among the many displays at the museum.
Along the walk a number of Little Free Libraries will be displayed with “Did You Know…” plaques that will inform the participants about a salient, but unknown fact about each group’s literacy efforts to encourage discussions among the participants.
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Accessibility information: All hosts seek to make this event as accessible as possible to individuals of all different abilities and needs and will provide the following accommodations: accessibility for anyone with mobility issues, moveable seating for people with disabilities, and hosts at the door to assist attendees that require special services, and description of food items.
Unfortunately, accessible documents for people with visual impairments, nursing rooms, and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will not be available at the event (but if you’d like to volunteer, reach out!). For questions or in need of additional accommodations, please send an email at least 24 hours in advance of the event to JHruschka@fortlauderdale.gov.