Literacy Day

Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 9:30am to 2:00pm (ET)


Literacy Day is an annual event sponsored by the Landis Center. The primary focus of this community-oriented event is to promote enthusiasm for reading and other types of literacy. Approximately 40 students (grades k-5) from the Easton community will come to the Lafayette campus and participate in various literacy activities based on the book "Ada Twist, Scientist" by Andrea Beaty. The book exemplifies themes of curiosity and creativity which provide a wonderful basis for a fun-filled day celebrating literacy.  
Each volunteer will be paired with a child for the entire day, helping them complete activities related to the story, reading the story with the child (and our mayor!), and enjoying lunch and some entertainment events as well. The activities include the creation of ice cream using liquid nitrogen, a lava lamp design, and experiments to explore density and the senses.

Please keep in mind that all volunteers MUST attend a mandatory orientation Friday, March 3rd at 4:30 pm. 

Please be aware that you MUST have all your clearances complete in order to be eligible for this event!
These clearances include:
  •  Tuberculosis (TB) requirement
  • The Pennsylvania Background Check
  • The Child Abuse Clearance
  • FBI Fingerprint 
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