The fourth annual Literacy Fair by the neighborhood organization AOC7 will be held Saturday, the organization announced. During the fair, children will be able to take home at least one book and enjoy live entertainment including multicultural dancing, music and food.
The event will take place from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at MacArthur Park, located at 1321 East Anaheim Street, on Saturday, May 21. Its focus is to promote grade level reading at the grassroots level, said AOC7 organizer Mary Simmons.
AOC7, which represents the area in and surrounding the square block of Anaheim, Orange, Cherry and 7th streets, has given away more than 17,000 books to children in the neighborhood and surrounding areas, according to a press release. Organizers said AOC7 was founded to improve the overall quality of life within the community.
Guests will get a chance to see “Sparky,” the official mascot of the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks team. The Natural Museum will also have its mobile museum on site, exhibiting “The Ocean Experience.” The Agape Children’s Museum and the Port of Long Beach will also attend.
For more information visit the organization’s Facebook page.