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Media Advisory: Community Invited to Elementary School’s Spring Into Literacy Festival

Students and their families will have help from local celebrities to practice their reading skills during an annual literacy festival this Thursday at Harris Elementary School. 

The school’s Spring Into Literacy Festival promotes literacy, reading and the love of books by bringing together students, families and community members to read together and share resources.  

During the event, teachers in each grade level will set up reading activities around the campus, and members of the Austin Public Library will have a booth for families to gather information about library membership. 

Local celebrities, who include Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo, Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Kerr and Municipal Court Judge Evelyn McKee, will read to students and their families in the school library. 

What: Harris Elementary School students practicing reading with their families and local celebrities. 

When: 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7

Where: Harris Elementary School library, 1711 Wheless Lane 

For more information, please contact Harris Elementary School Teacher Rachel Blunt at 841-5414 or AISD’s Department of Public Relations and Multicultural Outreach at 414-2414.