South Suburban College to Host Family Reading Night

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Adult Volunteer Literacy Program is hosting their annual Family Reading Night event on Tuesday, April 4th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the SSC Performing Arts Center Lobby. The public is invited to join SSC to find out about community literacy while enjoying stories and presentations. There will also be free books for children, raffles and refreshments.

The event will feature 30 minutes of FREE face painting as well as a 30-minute puppet show. Adding more excitement to this fun-filled night will be the Arts and Crafts table set up to allow children to make their own little books. This year at Family Reading Night, SSC will hand out FREE children’s books to all children attending. Raffle gift cards will be issued and interactive games and reading stations will be hosted.

Illiteracy is an issue that can be debilitating in so many ways for adults and children who never received the proper instruction. Adults who are unable to read have a much more difficult time with many daily activities that others may take for granted, along with a clear disadvantage in today’s competitive job market. SSC’s Adult Education Department administers the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program in addition to High School Equivalency (HSE/GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Adult Basic Education (ABE).

This year’s event promises to be exciting for all ages! We hope to see you there! For more information about South Suburban College’s Family Reading Night or the Adult Volunteer Literacy Program, please contact Raylynn Stokes, coordinator, at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2558, or email South Suburban College is located at 15800 S. State St., South Holland, Illinois. This event is sponsored in part by the SSC Foundation.

Photo of a family reading together