February 3, 2017 5:20 a.m.
The Celebration of Literacy 2017 kicks off on Saturday.
The month long series of events is designed to promote reading among young people. Activities will be happening around Douglas County through March 4th. Along with “Take Your Child to the Library Day” on Saturday other upcoming activities include:
*Valentines for Vets February 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club
*Story Time at Wildlife Safari on Saturday February 11th starting at 11:00 a.m.
*Wild About Reading Book Drive Saturday and Sunday February 11th and 12th at Wildlife Safari
*A Speaker Program featuring Stacy Allison, the first woman to climb Mount Everest, will be held at several schools around the county between February 21st and February 23rd.
*The Literacy Play will be presented February 23rd through March 4th at Roseburg High School. The RHS Drama Department has written and produced it and will perform the play.
*A Reading Fair will be held Saturday February 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Building of the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
*A Movie Night is February 28th starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Roseburg Cinema. Free books will be given out.
*The Battle of the Books is Saturday March 4th starting at 9:00 a.m. at Roseburg High School. Students from around the region will face off and show their knowledge of books.
Celebration of Literacy 2017 is presented by Altrusa International and the Umpqua Reading Council.. Go to www.celebrationofliteracy.net for more information.