"Go wild for reading" kids events celebrate the environment

RICHLAND, Wash. - April showers are right around the corner, and to celebrate earth month, Regional Service Corps wants to spread the word to kids in the community about protecting our environment.

Local libraries will be hosting environmentally friendly activities, arts and crafts, games, and providing, of course, books.

The purpose of the earthly event is to encourage reading for fun while students are on school break and learn to protect the world we live in.

“We focus on literacy and also keeping our communities safer and healthier,” Project Lead Erin Stevens said. “If we keep our environment healthy then that keeps us healthy.”

Her partner on the project, Team Media Leader Valarie Tallman, further discussed the importance of educating kids in the program’s 25th year:

“Our main goal is to see what the kids learn and focus their knowledge towards future generations.”

Family festivities run April 4th – 6th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mid-Columbia Libraries and Richland Public Library. Children can also enter in the “I Love to Read!” poster contest for the chance to win a new bike.

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