Literacy Volunteers of Bangor is holding a fun event Downtown that will include free ice cream and community members reading to kids.

Can Anyone Get the Free Ice Cream?

There are several things I love about this event that runs from 11 am to 5:30 pm, including free ice cream. I'm sorry, I had to start there cream. The Darling's Ice Cream Truck for a Cause will be parked on Central Street in Downtown Bangor, across from the Briar Patch. Folks can stop by and pick up a free ice cream and, hopefully, make a donation to Literacy Volunteers of Bangor which works so hard to promote literacy in our community.

How Can We Donate Children's Books?

Next, there's the book drive, that collects primarily children's books for LV Bangor's programs. It can be a gently used book that your children have outgrown or a brand new book. Did I mention that the event is being held across the street from the Briar Patch bookstore, where you could pop in and buy a book to donate? By the way, if you can't make it downtown on Tuesday, donations are being accepted at all Darling's locations in Bangor and Brewer throughout the month of June.

Where Do I Take My Child for the Community Readings?

But my favorite part of the day is the book readings for kids. Community members, me included, volunteer their time to read aloud to children in the park. I did this last year and had so much fun because I enjoy reading to children and encouraging them to develop a love for reading. Kids can choose from a selection of books to determine which they want to hear read aloud. I hope to see you there, even if you just stop by for an ice cream, but I hope you'll consider making a donation to this amazing organization. What I love most about the Children's Book Drive is that it supports Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, which works everyday to improve the comprehension skills of people of all ages.

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