Bates and Lewiston-Auburn colleges to sponsor Martin Luther King Jr. "read-in"

In celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Bates College Center for Service-Learning and Lewiston-Auburn College will co-sponsor a “read-in” by faculty, staff and students for grades 2-6 at 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Longley Elementary School on Birch Street in Lewiston. In case school is cancelled due to snow, the read-in will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Readers from Bates and Lewiston-Auburn College will read in celebration of diversity in a community school, according to Kendra Aiello of the Bates Center for Service-Learning. Readers will read one-on-one to students for approximately 30 minutes and then distribute the books, each with a multicultural theme, to every child as memento of the day.

For more information about the event, please call Phyllis Graber Jensen at the Bates College Office of Communications and Media Relations at 207-786-6330.

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