Children and Parents can make reading a social experience with special in-mall activities.
Simon Malls® welcome families to experience the magic of reading at the mall. On Saturday, March 15, 2014, Simon Kidgits Club® at Northshore Mall is hosting its free annual Book Blast event and inviting parents and children to bring books to life through special read-aloud sessions, giveaways and story-inspired activities.
Simon Kidgits Club’s Book Blast will provide families the chance to make reading a fun, social experience with various kid-focused offerings. Book Blast event activities will kick off with an exciting read-aloud session presented by local author, Jane Sutton, author of
Don't Call Me Sidney
The Trouble with Cauliflower
scheduled from 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. Children are encouraged to bring a new or gently used book to the event to be donated to Extended Stay in Danvers and Econo Lodge in Danvers for families housed at these local motels. Plus, Peabody Library will host readings and will be offering Library Card sign-up, Jane Sutton will also be doing activities and games related to her book as she reads, she will be signing books for people that purchase them, share how authors write, and will be bringing some copies of her drafts she’s completed and currently working on.
“Because Simon Malls are destinations for families and friends to do more than just shop, Simon Kidgits Club is giving children the chance to experience all that books have to offer in a social setting,” said Jayne Stilson, assistant vice president of business development for Simon Brand Ventures, the business-to-consumer division of Simon Property Group. “We’re combining education with fun and allowing kids to simply have a blast with reading.
Additionally, Simon is teaming up with Better World Books to provide each child that attends the event a pre-loved book and bookmark to take home.
The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8. Since 2003, the Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games.
Simon Kidgits Club members receive a variety of goodies, including a Simon Kidgits Club T-shirt, membership card, birthday card and gift, discounts and scheduled activities. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit http://www.simon.com/kidgits.
About Northshore Mall
Northshore Mall delivers a convenient approach to upscale shopping. Anchored by department store favorites Nordstrom, Macy’s, Macy’s Men’s/Furniture Gallery, jcpenney, Apple and Sears, the center offers more than 120 specialty stores, a newly renovated food court and six full-service restaurants, including P.F. Chang’s, Burtons Grill, The Cheesecake Factory, Legal Sea Foods, Chipotle, Joe’s American Bar & Grill and Scosso Ristorante & Bar.
About Better World Books
Better World Books is a for-profit social enterprise that collects and sells books online matching each purchase with a donation, book for book, and with each sale generating funds for literacy initiatives in the U.S. and around the world. One of their key programs which helps consumers contribute to supporting global literacy is through their Drop Box book collection program. By participating in the Drop Box program, both the host of each site and their non-profit literacy partner of choice will receive a portion of the sale of the collected books. Those books that can't be sold are donated or recycled. Not one book will ever see a landfill.