Weekend Highlights

Published May 14, 2013
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Celebrity Story Time Raises Money to Provide Books for Kids in Need

First Book-Seattle will hold its second annual community event and fundraiser on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle. "What Was Your First Book?" is an all-ages story time celebrating the transformational power of a child's first book. 

An exciting and eclectic group of Seattle celebrities, including a chef, break dancer and athletes from the Seattle Sounders, Husky Football and Rat City Roller Girls teams (see the full list of readers here), read aloud the first books they remember falling in love with. The voice of the Sounders, Ross Fletcher, will host the event. 

Limited tickets are available at www.firstbook.org/seattle for $25 for adults and $10 for children. Proceeds will provide new books for local children from low-income families through First Book-Seattle. The $25 ticket provides 10 new books to children who need them.

Founded in November 2011, First Book-Seattle is the newest chapter in First Book’s national network. First Book-Seattle’s advisory board is comprised of volunteers from all sectors of the community, and works to distribute new books to children through already-established community-based organizations and Title I schools in King County.

Anna Banana Freeze, performer/instructor/creator with Massive Monkees, will be reading Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems.

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