Plant the Seed to Read — Youngstown Area Children’s Book Fair
Western Reserve PBS was one of the hosts of the 7th Annual Plant the Seed to Read Book Festival at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown’s Mill Creek MetroParks in April. Sid the Science Kid was on hand to celebrate literacy. President and CEO Trina Cutter has become a regular fixture at the annual Plant the Seed to Read event. She was once again one of the celebrity readers who entertained preschoolers with a “dramatic” reading of a preschooler classic.
The goal of the event is to promote literacy in the Mahoning Valley by providing community and educational resources, hosting story times throughout the day and ensuring that every child goes home with a free book. Event founders and partners are Altrusa Club of Youngstown, Mill Creek MetroParks, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and Western Reserve PBS.