PBS of Southern California is hosting SOAR WITH READING CELEBRATION on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the Los Angeles Central Library!

Join PBS SoCaL, PBS KIDS, and Jet Blue at the Los Angeles Central Public Library to celebrate and encourage summer reading on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

The special “Soar With Reading Celebration” will feature a live concert from Mr. Steve Songs the stage name for Connecticut musician Steve Roslonek. Since 2008, Roslonek also has become known to millions of kids as Mr. Steve, the musical host for the PBS KIDS morning block of programs. The performance will take place in the Mark Taper Auditorium.

Families will even get to meet PBS KIDS’ characters Hooper and Super Why! following the concert.

All attendees will receive resources for summer reading and be able to participate in hands-on summer literacy activities.

The event is free to attend but registration is required.  Everyone must have a ticket.

REGISTER HERE http://soarwithreadingla.eventbrite.com/.

Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and Mr. Steve begins promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Super Why!, Hooper, and literacy activities to follow the concert.

Visit www.soarwithreading.com for summer literacy resources for your family or to post your child’s favorite book online. For every “favorite book” submitted on the website Jet Blue will donate a book to children in need including  pre-schoolers from Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP). For information on the library visit: www.lapl.org

*Important Parking Information*

Parking will not be validated at the Library. All attendees are responsible for their parking. Metro stops within two blocks. Parking at the library is $9.00 for 3 hours with a valid Los Angeles Public Library Card.

Alternative parking within blocks of the library:

Pershing Share Garden on Olive between 5th & 6th ($16 Max/$10 before 11am)

Hill and 4th Street ($10.00 Maximum)

Hope & 5th Street ($14.00 Maximum)

Flower & 6th Street ($16.00 Maximum)

Flower between 7th and 8th ($7.00 Maximim)

Hope & 9th Street ($6.00 – five blocks)