RAHWAY, NJ — Last Friday's weather foiled our plans to attend the I Love 2 Read Literacy Festival and Book Fair on June 4. But, despite less than a completely favorable weather report for this afternoon, the event is still scheduled to take place from 4-7 p.m. today.
The festival is a product of a collaboration between a number of groups: Sisters Always Strive to Succeed (SASS), the National Council of Negro Women-Rahway, Sci-EDU TECH Kids, Tesla XR School, and other local businesses and organizations.
Karla Alvarez, of SASS, said, "The mission of the I Love 2 Read Festival is to promote literacy for all ages. This FREE family-friendly, outdoor event will include a community book swap and a series of pop-up activities at the Rahway River Park Pavilion."
The activities should appeal to a range of ages and interests. "[The festival] is a fun way for students and their families to ease towards the end a stressful school year and begin summer vacations," Alvarez went on to say. "All Rahway students are invited to participate in not only the book swap by trading in used books, but also in the pop-up activities, which include: readings and book signings by local authors, panel discussions, poetry readings and other spoken word performances, joke-offs, improv storytelling, puppet shows, and more."
For more information, click here or contact the festival organizers at SASSintheKnow@gmail.com. If we receive word of another cancellation due to the weather, we will post an announcement on our TAPinto Rahway Facebook page here.